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EFF asks universities not to sell patents to trolls

Take action by signing the pledge and urge universities not to sell patents to patent trolls.
What is copyleft?

If you've spent much time in open source projects, you have probably seen the term "copyleft" used...
Which type of open source license do you prefer?

It's the age-old debate among open source enthusiasts—both developers and users alike: Which license to choose? For developers, the decision revolves...
Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

What you should not do as you lead or participate in your open source projects.
Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers

The outcome of Oracle v. Google is a positive result for the software industry and the developer...
Why you should understand the terms for license compliance

A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in...
NY bill would provide tax credit for open source contributors

The bill would provide a tax credit of 20% of "expenses associated with the development of open...
open source licensing

Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is: not just software made...