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Free software, open source software, FOSS, FLOSS. Are they the same? Different? Does it matter?
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Clarity is key to avoid licensing ambiguity.
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European Union & EFTA nations recognize open source software as a key driver of government digital transformation.
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Open source software is free like a puppy is free. Make sure you know the hidden costs and pitfalls before you adopt.
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Learn about different types of open source licenses and get answers to common licensing questions.
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Facebook's BSD+Patent license combo fails not because of the license itself, but because it ignores the deeper nature of open source.
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Criticisms of Apache's decision to ban Facebook's BSD+ Patents license from Apache Foundation projects don't survive the scrutiny of reason.
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Using open source the way it was intended benefits your bottom line and the open source ecosystem.