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

Shedding light on foggy GPL licenses

Clarity is key to avoid licensing ambiguity.
9 open source license rules for startups

Open source software is free like a puppy is free. Make sure you know the hidden costs and pitfalls...
Open source licensing: What every technologist should know

Learn about different types of open source licenses and get answers to common licensing questions.
5 reasons Facebook's React license was a mistake

In July 2017, the Apache Software Foundation effectively banned the license combination Facebook...
Don't over-React to the Facebook patents license

Criticisms of Apache's decision to ban Facebook's BSD+ Patents license from Apache Foundation...
An economically efficient model for open source software license compliance

Using open source the way it was intended benefits your bottom line and the open source ecosystem.
We don't make software for free, we make it for freedom

The debate about whether vendors can thrive and scale if their primary outputs are freely licensed...
If you were on a desert island, which license would you take with you?

First, we need to ask ourselves why we should bother choosing a license? Are you: presenting your...