licensing

Giving proper credit to designers in 3D printing
Many 3D printed objects are shared under Creative Commons licenses that require attribution be given to the designer, but there are no established standards on how or where credit should be given.
6 comments Posted 6 Sep 2016 by Ben Malouf Feed
What is copyleft?
If you've spent much time in open source projects, you have probably seen the term "copyleft" used. While the term is quite commonly used, many people don't understand it.
6 comments Posted 12 Aug 2016 by Ben Cotton Feed
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.
3 comments Posted 13 Apr 2016 by Jeffrey Robert Kaufman (Red Hat) Feed
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."
5 comments Posted 18 Mar 2016 by Ben Cotton Feed
As we continue to create new open source foundations, we need to be thoughtful in the how-and-why of such foundations.
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2016 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
open source licensing
Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is: not just software made available under a license, but software that has an accompanying ethos.
10 comments Posted 4 Feb 2016 by Ben Cotton Feed
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
0 comments Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
The U.S. Department of Education has an interest in broadening the impact of its grants, so it announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on October 29. The proposed rule would require intellectual property created with Department of Education grant funding to be openly licensed to the... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Nov 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed
Open source interview series
Software licenses are the legal underpinning of open source projects, but companies don't always know how to manage them. Jeff Luszcz explains in this interview.
0 comments Posted 6 Oct 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed
Gadgets and open hardware
Mike Parks explains open source hardware today and why it's winning.
1 comment Posted 22 Jul 2015 by mbparks Feed

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