Licensing

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

10 ways to get started with open source

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My experience tells me there are a lot of people interested in trying open source, but they don't know where to start. And the perception that you...Read more

Which open source software license should I use?

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I’ve recently been involved in several discussions that are variations on, "Which open source or free software license should I choose for my project...Read more

Moebuis Noodles: a collection of math games for kids

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Dr. Maria Droujkova (@mariadroujkova) and Yelena McManaman authored the book, Moebuis Noodles, to engage kids with early math concepts. Their...Read more

Tabletop games and the thousand-year game design challenge

Daniel Solis ( @danielsolis ), an art director by day and game designer by night, describes what sets ancient games apart from the ones sold in today...Read more

Top 10 FOSS issues of 2012

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The year 2012 had many important FOSS legal developments which reflects the continued increase in FOSS use. FOSS projects have increased from 600,000...Read more

Abolishing patents: Too soon or too late?

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"Patents are here to stay." This is the sort of statement that makes me uneasy. I guess in the 17th century the common wisdom was "slavery is here to...Read more

Software patents: The talk of 2012

Open law year in review
Looking back over the law channel posts of 2012, I was not surprised to see that software patents were a major concern. The high volume of...Read more

Open source hardware relies on Creative Commons and crowdfunding

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When talking about open source, many people's first thought is the GNU General Public License (GPL). While the software world has been revolutionised...Read more