The outcome of Oracle v. Google is a positive result for the software industry and the developer community but we must be cautious.
A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses.
The bill would provide a tax credit of 20% of "expenses associated with the development of open source and free software."
Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software last year.
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 change, the more they stay the same.
Maru Rabinovitch explains why law schools should include thorough open source license and patent training.
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 2015
David Perry of Red Hat walks us through the latest from legal entities, journalists, and pop culture on why it is time to fix patents.
Adobe has made its Legal Department Style Guide available to everyone under a Creative Commons license. This shows that open source principles are illuminating even the foggy world of legal writing.
Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus in a number of quarters that it should not repeated. The most recent evidence comes from a new report from the United Nation's Office of the High... Read more