copyright

3 copyright tips for students and educators

3 copyright tips for students and educators
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a...Read more

Google embraces open doc formats, U.S. Marines choose Linux, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google (again) embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux,...Read more

Licensing Lord of the Rings, Borderlands 2 on Linux, and more

This week in open source games
Howdy, open source game fans! In this week's edition of our open source games news, we take a look at the storied history of Lord of the Rings games...Read more

The story of Aaron Swartz and his fight for open

A new documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz was released in June this year. It recounts the story of one of the most impactful young talents of...Read more

Understanding copyright and its use today

We live in an age of ever-expanding copyright law. The length of time that elapses before a creative work enters the public domain is now so long...Read more

Public access to works supported by new alliance

Molly Van Houweling interviews herself for the launch of a new non-profit she has co-founded: Authors Alliance will work to promote authorship for...Read more

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