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

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The GPL Cooperation Commitment fosters innovation by freeing developers from fear of license termination.
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Traditional contracts hamstring research collaborators by increasing costs and delaying investigations.
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On the 11th anniversary of the GPLv3 license, learn about its lasting contributions to free and open source software.
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Conventional wisdom says the Apache License has a "real" patent license. But what about the MIT License?
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These recent court cases shed some light on the matter.
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Take a look at some of the most important legal cases from the past year, including GitHub's revision of their Terms of Service.
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The Grateful Dead shared the open source view that creative content should be set free, with protections.
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The Apache 2 license's patent grant, often misunderstood, makes open source safe to use.