legal

Distributing encryption software may break the law

Distributing encryption software may break the law
FOSS cryptography is a powerful tool but may carry some risk.Read more

Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers

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 community but we must be cautious.Read more

What is a URI? Understanding license terminology for compliance

Why you should understand the terms for license compliance
A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses.Read more

NY bill would provide tax credit for open source contributors

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 source and free software."Read more

Top 10 open source legal developments in 2015

potato sack race, open source adoption
Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software last year.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Law

While reviewing the most-read articles on legal topics in open source on Opensource.com this year, I was reminded of the old maxim: The more things...Read more

Law schools lag behind on open source law

Maru Rabinovitch explains why law schools should include thorough open source license and patent training.Read more

German court addresses GPLv3 section 8 termination provisions

The first instance of a court in Germany (and perhaps anywhere) addressing GPLv3 occurred in a decision by the Regional Court of Halle in July 2015Read more