licenses

Open source licenses are shared resources

Open source licenses are shared resources
Licenses are valuable shared resources. What might we do to support these shared resources?Read more

Remixing open source games with Creative Commons content

The story of making a game open source and why it's a good thing to do.Read more

Top 5: Legal issues in open source in 2014

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

The unexpected outcome of the Open Source Seed Initiative's licensing debate

The Open Source Seed Initiative ( OSSI ) was established in May 2012, by a group of public plant breeders, small seed company plant breeders, farmer-...Read more

Exploring the legal issues around open data and open hardware

Law and open source
Drafting and using open licenses for data and hardware presents both familiar old challenges (like license proliferation) and new challenges (like...Read more

Should I use a permissive license? Copyleft? Or something in the middle?

The open source license you choose for your project, or for the projects you choose to contribute to, can have significant effects on how what you...Read more

Congressional group briefly opens up on radical copyright reform, then takes it back

broken copyright
Open source software licenses and copyright law have a complex relationship. People often say that open source turns copyright on its head and...Read more

Choosing a license for your work

creative commons
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure...Read more