Licensing

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

Meet the open access dinosaurs of the year

Dinosaur skeleton red
Thirty-eight new genera or species of dinosaur were announced in 2014, spanning everything from sauropods to tyrannosaurs to horned dinosaurs...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

Literary works given new life in public domain

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When literary works are licensed in public domain, a new legacy is created from the creativity of new digital representations by fans today.Read more

Google embraces open doc formats, U.S. Marines choose Linux, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google (again) embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux,...Read more

An open source iPad alternative, Creative Commons turns 12, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an open source iPad alternative, Creative Commons turning 12, and more!...Read more