Licensing

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

Department of Education seeks comments on open licensing requirements

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...Read more

Does your company know how much open source it uses?

Open source interview series
Software licenses are the legal underpinning of open source projects, but companies don't always know how to manage them. Jeff Luszcz explains in...Read more

Why open hardware is winning

Gadgets and open hardware
Mike Parks explains open source hardware today and why it's winning.Read more

Open source licensing at GitHub

Get a sneak peek at GitHub Government Evangelist Ben Balter's OSCON talk, "Open source licensing on GitHub by the numbers."Read more

Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?

The thrust of the US House Judiciary Committee hearing was pretty clear: Congress needs to act. And while the Supreme Court has taken some steps, it...Read more

Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent...Read more

Does your open hardware project need a license?

Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.Read more

Measuring the size and state of the commons

The use of Creative Commons as a licensing mechanism is continuing to grow at a fantastic pace. In this report, learn more about the size and...Read more