Licensing

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

New report: What the Government Accountability Office has to say about Non-Practicing Entities

patent reform
During the August Congressional recess, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its long-awaited study on Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs...Read more

Post open source software, licensing and GitHub

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Few would deny that the rise of GitHub as a popular hosting service for software projects is one of the most significant developments to affect open...Read more

The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)

As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry . I have to say...Read more

Download Nick Liow's Open Game Art Bundle

game on teamwork
Indie videogame designer Nick Liow launched the Open Game Art Bundle in June this year. It was a simple idea: independent videogame designers...Read more

Image Comics' solution to comic book piracy: remove DRM

Digital content from Image Comics
It’s one of the most iconic images in comic book history: Superman bursting free of oversized, heavy steel chains. For more than 70 years, the Man of...Read more

Everything you need to know about licensing in 2 minutes

open source and copyright law
Software is protected by copyright law in the U.S. and many other countries. Anyone that wrote the software, owns the copyright and can say how it is...Read more

Review of the new Digital Public Library of America

digital literacy
The Digital Public Library of America ( DPLA ) opened last month. (The official launch had been planned to occur at t he Boston Public Library but...Read more

International Day Against DRM: Say no to DRM in HTML5

International Day Against DRM
Today is the seventh annual International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management). We've talked a lot here about DRM particularly in movies and...Read more