Many 3D printed objects are shared under Creative Commons licenses that require attribution be given to the designer, but there are no established standards on how or where credit should be given.
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.
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
The U.S. Department of Education has an interest in broadening the impact of its grants, so it announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on October 29. The proposed rule would require intellectual property created with Department of Education grant funding to be openly licensed to the... Read more
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.