licensing

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
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
Get a sneak peek at GitHub Government Evangelist Ben Balter's OSCON talk, "Open source licensing on GitHub by the numbers."
2 comments Posted 10 Jul 2015 by Aleksandar Todorović 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

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