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

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Few legal topics in open source are as controversial as contributor license agreements.
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The difference has consequences for how we structure the development process.
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Legal issues from the past year will influence free and open source software in 2019 and beyond.

Although forking is undesirable, the potential for forking provides a discipline that drives people to find a way forward that works for everyone.
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Non-standard open source contributor license agreements are creating monstrosities akin to the ones created by Dr. Moreau.
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Get up to date with these 5 articles, from GDPR to licensing.
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The GPL Cooperation Commitment fosters innovation by freeing developers from fear of license termination.
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The implications of distributing software through container images are quite different from those of the package managers many people are familiar with.