Licensing

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

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

10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, and more news

In this week's open source news roundup, we take a look at 10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, library open source software, and...Read more

SecureDrop 0.3, LibreOffice Online, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at LibreOffice Online, the newest release of SecureDrop, and more! Open source...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

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