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Learn more about open source licensing, compliance, and licensing-related legal cases.

Why so little love for the patent grant in the MIT License?

Too often, I hear it said that the MIT License has no patent license, or that it has merely some...
What legal remedies exist for breach of GPL software?

These recent court cases shed some light on what legal remedies exist for breach of GPL software.
Top 10 open source legal stories

Take a look at some of the most important legal cases from the past year, including GitHub's...
tie dye fabric

The Grateful Dead shared the open source view that creative content should be set free, with...
Understanding the Apache 2 patent license

The Apache 2 license contains a number of key provisions including a patent grant that, in my...
6 pivotal moments in open source history

Here's how open source developed from a printer jam solution at MIT to a major development model in...
Containers, the GPL, and copyleft: No reason for concern

Wondering how open source licensing affects Linux containers? Here's what you need to know.
SPDX clears confusion around software licenses

Software Package Data Exchange makes it easier to understand the rights and responsibilities...