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

Top 10 FOSS legal stories in 2016

The top ten legal developments in FOSS, from Mark Radcliffe, a senior partner who practices...
Best of Opensource.com: Law

2016 has been a interesting year for licensing and technology ownership cases. Get the top 10 law...
Open source licenses are shared resources

Licenses are valuable shared resources. What might we do to support these shared resources?
Distributing encryption software may break the law

FOSS cryptography is a powerful tool but may carry some risk.
EFF asks universities not to sell patents to trolls

Take action by signing the pledge and urge universities not to sell patents to patent trolls.
What is copyleft?

If you've spent much time in open source projects, you have probably seen the term "copyleft" used...
Which type of open source license do you prefer?

It's the age-old debate among open source enthusiasts—both developers and users alike: Which license to choose? For developers, the decision revolves...
Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

What you should not do as you lead or participate in your open source projects.