Copyright statements proliferate inside open source code

Copyright statements emerging in source code
I was looking at a source file for the OpenStack Ceilometer docs one day and noticed that there's a copyright statement at the top. Now, in no way do...Read more

Should I use a permissive license? Copyleft? Or something in the middle?

The open source license you choose for your project, or for the projects you choose to contribute to, can have significant effects on how what you...Read more

Top events ahead in 2014 for abusive patent litigation

reform of abusive patent litigation
It’s a new year and all indications are that it will be a busy one for reform of abusive patent litigation. What are some of the top events ahead in...Read more

Year-in-Review: Law hot topics on

Top 10 open law posts in 2013
The most-read posts this year on the Law channel showed a strong interest in diverse legal issues in the open source world. Many...Read more

Law professors weigh in against abusive patent litigation by PAEs

8 bit patents
With patent reform legislation moving forward, an impressive group of law professors weighed in last week in favor of reform. The group submitted a...Read more

Creative Commons unveils new 4.0 licenses

creative commons licenses
Creative Commons proudly introduces our 4.0 licenses, now available for adoption worldwide. The 4.0 licenses—more than two years in the making—are...Read more

The intersection of law and software explained on the JBoss Asylum podcast

Tell me more
I recently had the honor of being a guest on the JBoss Asylum podcast, hosted by Red Hat's Emmanuel Bernard and Max Rydahl Andersen . We discussed...Read more

Teach kids about copyright: a list of resources from Creative Commons

Lessons in copyright
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America...Read more