Licensing

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

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

Find a greater audience for your creative work

Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their...Read more

A shift in education: Teachers who create content, not consume

Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create...Read more

Top 10 FOSS legal developments of 2014

The year 2014 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. These are my selections for the top 10 legal...Read more

Remixing open source games with Creative Commons content

The story of making a game open source and why it's a good thing to do.Read more

Mars Express images and videos for everyone

Hellas Chaos on Mars, from space
As of December 19, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now sharing all of its images and videos from the Mars Express mission under CC BY-SA.Read more

Top 5: Legal issues in open source in 2014

The most-read articles this year on Opensource.com demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top...Read more