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

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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.
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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.
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A victory for technology companies and innovators who face threats of patent litigation from entities that abuse the system.
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Many organizations are scrambling to understand how changes in privacy laws will impact their work.
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Conventional wisdom says the Apache License has a "real" patent license. But what about the MIT License?