Articles tagged with legal


The patent troll problem is not a new one

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.Read more

Adobe opens legal style guide and encourages clear writing

Adobe has made its Legal Department Style Guide available to everyone under a Creative Commons license. This shows that open source principles are...Read more

The encryption 'access' debate heats up

Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus...Read more

How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title...Read more

Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent...Read more

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Top 5 articles of the week on
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...Read more

Top 10 FOSS legal developments of 2014

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...Read more

Top 5: Legal issues in open source in 2014

The most-read articles this year on demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top...Read more