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

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Dokit wondered whether giving away its knowledge as open source was a bad business decision, but that choice has been the foundation of its success.

Fancy yourself an open licensing and Commons guru? Now you can get certified.

Licensing is what holds open source together, and ClearlyDefined takes the mystery out of projects' licenses, copyright, and source location.
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Proprietary software masquerading as open source, termed "fauxpen source," is toxic on many levels.
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Enabling engineers to make licensing decisions is wise and efficient.
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We need officials to rule whether code strikes out or hits a home run when it comes to open source licensing.

Before you begin using a piece of software, make sure you fully understand the terms of its license.

Non-standard open source contributor license agreements are creating monstrosities akin to the ones created by Dr. Moreau.