The case for educating judges on open source licensing

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Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is: not just software made available under a license, but software that has an...Read more

Top 10 open source legal developments in 2015

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Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software last year.Read more

Best of Law

While reviewing the most-read articles on legal topics in open source on this year, I was reminded of the old maxim: The more things...Read more

German court addresses GPLv3 section 8 termination provisions

The first instance of a court in Germany (and perhaps anywhere) addressing GPLv3 occurred in a decision by the Regional Court of Halle in July 2015Read more

The patent troll problem is not a new one

David Perry of Red Hat walks us through the latest from legal entities, journalists, and pop culture on why it is time to fix patents.Read more

Adobe opens legal style guide and encourages clear writing

Adobe has made its Legal Department Style Guide available to everyone under a Creative Commons license. This shows that open source principles are...Read more

How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title...Read more

Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?

The thrust of the US House Judiciary Committee hearing was pretty clear: Congress needs to act. And while the Supreme Court has taken some steps, it...Read more