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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...
Don't over-React to the Facebook patents license

Criticisms of Apache's decision to ban Facebook's BSD+ Patents license from Apache Foundation...
An economically efficient model for open source software license compliance

Using open source the way it was intended benefits your bottom line and the open source ecosystem.
Patrick McHardy and copyright profiteering

Many in the open source community have expressed concern about the activities of Patrick McHardy in...