Licensing

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

Opensource.com now using Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license

TLDR: Opensource.com is now using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license as our preferred license for all original...Read more

Nothing To Hide: An anti-stealth game in which you are your own watchdog

open source game
Nothing To Hide is an "anti-stealth game," in which you must carry cameras and spy gear to live in a world of self-surveillance and self-censorship...Read more

Creative Commons enables the return of the game Glitch

open source game art and code
If you never had a chance to play the delightful Flash-based MMO game Glitch—soon to be rescued from the pit of dead games thanks to Creative Commons...Read more

Copyright statements proliferate inside open source code

Copyright statements emerging in source code
I was looking at a source file for the OpenStack Ceilometer docs one day and noticed that there's a copyright statement at the top. Now, in no way do...Read more

Should I use a permissive license? Copyleft? Or something in the middle?

The open source license you choose for your project, or for the projects you choose to contribute to, can have significant effects on how what you...Read more

Top events ahead in 2014 for abusive patent litigation

reform of abusive patent litigation
It’s a new year and all indications are that it will be a busy one for reform of abusive patent litigation. What are some of the top events ahead in...Read more

The participatory nature of the Internet strengthens fan communities

Whether the big media producers like it or not, digital technologies have made it easier than ever for popular culture fans to create remixes or...Read more

Downloading Wikipedia is easier than you might think, what's in store for Linux in 2014, and more

open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. November 17 - 22, 2013 We scoured the web for some of this week's most interesting open source-related...Read more