Licensing

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

12 open education videos for China

Last summer was special for the Creative Commons China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University, and Guokr.com . These three parties co-hosted an...Read more

10 ways The Nature of Code is open

10 ways to fund, write, distribute, and maintain a book; example is The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman.Read more

A free culture event in Pakistan

Faisal Maseet
Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most successful free culture events worldwide. In this interview, we speak to Saqib Qayyum from Wikimedia Pakistan...Read more

North Carolina says "no" to patent trolls

North Carolina became the latest state to take a stand against patent trolls when NC Governor Pat McCrory signed a new law last week aimed at...Read more

Understanding copyright and its use today

We live in an age of ever-expanding copyright law. The length of time that elapses before a creative work enters the public domain is now so long...Read more

Lawsuit threatens to break new ground on the GPL and software licensing issues

When Versata Software sued Ameriprise Financial Services for breaching its software license, it unwittingly unearthed a GPL violation of its own and...Read more

The unexpected outcome of the Open Source Seed Initiative's licensing debate

The Open Source Seed Initiative ( OSSI ) was established in May 2012, by a group of public plant breeders, small seed company plant breeders, farmer-...Read more

Public access to works supported by new alliance

Molly Van Houweling interviews herself for the launch of a new non-profit she has co-founded: Authors Alliance will work to promote authorship for...Read more