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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?
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These recent court cases shed some light on the matter.
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Both show that a contributor is allowed to make a contribution and that the project has the right to distribute it. But which one is better?