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

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Keep them simple and invest elsewhere.
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Recent developments may strengthen the case for exploring improvements to the OSD.
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Clearing up the confusion about developing in Java while staying in the open source ecosystem.
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When software is distributed via container images, source code should be made available in order to ensure seamless compliance with licensing.
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A look at how a closely-watched legal case about copyright and APIs might affect open source licensing
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Open source licensing is different for good reasons that support the collaborative development that makes open source so great.
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Open governance insights from Chris Aniszczyk, VP of Developer Relations at the Linux Foundation.
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Learn how to know if a work has a CC license, how to attribute, and more in this handy guide.