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The Law collection is an archive of articles covering open source and legal topics.

The source code is the license

For open source software, license information is embedded in the source code. To reduce complexity...
The interesting and complex legal issues of 2017

From intellectual property to licensing to freedom, legal issues always capture the open source...
What's the difference between open source software and free software?

What's the difference between open source software and free software?
Shedding light on foggy GPL licenses

Clarity is key to avoid licensing ambiguity.
Europe pledges support for open source government solutions

European Union & EFTA nations recognize open source software as a key driver of government...
9 open source license rules for startups

Open source software is free like a puppy is free. Make sure you know the hidden costs and pitfalls...
Open source licensing: What every technologist should know

Learn about different types of open source licenses and get answers to common licensing questions.
5 reasons Facebook's React license was a mistake

In July 2017, the Apache Software Foundation effectively banned the license combination Facebook...