Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent...Read more

Does your open hardware project need a license?

Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.Read more

Another idea for addressing patent trolling: eliminate jury trials

Would eliminating jury trials on patent validity remove much the inherent leverage of PAEs (patent trolls) and move the needle on patent reform?Read more

Top 10 FOSS legal developments of 2014

The year 2014 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. These are my selections for the top 10 legal...Read more

Top 5: Legal issues in open source in 2014

The most-read articles this year on demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top...Read more

GPLv2 goes to court: More decisions from the Versata tarpit

The GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2) continues to be the most widely used and most important license for free and open source software...Read more

Linux for lettuce

Lettuce farming field for Open Food Week
On revolutionizing American agribusiness from the ground up, one seed at a time. Could "open source" join the ranks of food labeling like "organic"...Read more

Patent trolls and open document formats with open source thought leaders

On Gordon Haff's blog, Connections, the senior cloud evangelist for Red Hat talked with Simon Phipps, the president of the Open Source Initiative...Read more