Licensing

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

The case for educating judges on open source licensing

open source licensing
Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is: not just software made available under a license, but software that has an...Read more

German court addresses GPLv3 section 8 termination provisions

The first instance of a court in Germany (and perhaps anywhere) addressing GPLv3 occurred in a decision by the Regional Court of Halle in July 2015Read more

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

Real-Time Linux, 3D printed bicycle, Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an open source 3D printed bicycle, the Real-Time Linux collaborative...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

LibreOffice 5, Creative Commons writes the White House, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the release of LibreOffice 5, a personal food computer, Creative Common's...Read more

Adobe opens legal style guide and encourages clear writing

Adobe has made its Legal Department Style Guide available to everyone under a Creative Commons license. This shows that open source principles are...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