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

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...
We don't make software for free, we make it for freedom

The debate about whether vendors can thrive and scale if their primary outputs are freely licensed...
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.