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.
1 comment Posted 12 Aug 2015 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 4 Aug 2015 by Rob Tiller (Red Hat) Feed
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
2 comments Posted 9 Jun 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title of his presentation is, The Law and Open Source: What You Must Know. In this interview with him prior to his talk, find out more about his background... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Mar 2015 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
The thrust of the US House Judiciary Committee hearing was pretty clear: Congress needs to act. And while the Supreme Court has taken some steps, it is not a substitute for legislative actions focused on the fundamental issues in the system that abusive patent litigants use to game the system.
2 comments Posted 3 Mar 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent practitioners in the open source community spoke on topics ranging from licensing and compliance to healthcare and entertainment law.
0 comments Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Alex Shei Feed
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Welcome to the weekly Top 5! Every week, I check out the stats and chatter to see what stories have been most popular with our readers this week: January 12 - 16, 2015
0 comments Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
The year 2014 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. These are my selections for the top 10 legal issues for last year, shedding a light on what we can expect for the year ahead.
3 comments Posted 12 Jan 2015 by Mark Radcliffe Feed
The most-read articles this year on demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top two stories this year both relate to a complex series of cases involving a dispute between Versata and Aperiprise surrounding alleged violations of... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Dec 2014 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
The GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2) continues to be the most widely used and most important license for free and open source software. Black Duck Software estimates that 16 billion lines of code are licensed under GPLv2. Despite its importance, the GPLv2 has been the subject of very... Read more
5 comments Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Mark Radcliffe Feed