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Legal issues from the past year will influence free and open source software in 2019 and beyond.
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Although forking is undesirable, the potential for forking provides a discipline that drives people to find a way forward that works for everyone.

Non-standard open source contributor license agreements are creating monstrosities akin to the ones created by Dr. Moreau.

Get up to date with these 5 articles, from GDPR to licensing.

The GPL Cooperation Commitment fosters innovation by freeing developers from fear of license termination.
circle containers moving in various directions and ways

The implications of distributing software through container images are quite different from those of the package managers many people are familiar with.
Why Oil States is good for open source

A victory for technology companies and innovators who face threats of patent litigation from entities that abuse the system.
How will the GDPR impact open source communities?

Many organizations are scrambling to understand how changes in privacy laws will impact their work.