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

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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.
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Before you begin using a piece of software, make sure you fully understand the terms of its license.
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Non-standard open source contributor license agreements are creating monstrosities akin to the ones created by Dr. Moreau.
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