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."
As we continue to create new open source foundations, we need to be thoughtful in the how-and-why of such foundations.
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.
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
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.
Mike Parks explains open source hardware today and why it's winning.
Get a sneak peek at GitHub Government Evangelist Ben Balter's OSCON talk, "Open source licensing on GitHub by the numbers."
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.
Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.