Licensing

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

Creative Commons unveils new 4.0 licenses

creative commons licenses
Creative Commons proudly introduces our 4.0 licenses, now available for adoption worldwide. The 4.0 licenses—more than two years in the making—are...Read more

Teach kids about copyright: a list of resources from Creative Commons

Lessons in copyright
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America...Read more

choosealicense.com and GitHub's license picker

In a previous article , I discussed the complaints that have been leveled against GitHub during the past year and a half concerning the purported...Read more

Open source under the lens of an intellectual property lawyer

open source and intellectual property
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Have you ever wondered what, from a business perspective, the world of sharing , free , and...Read more

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

SHARE
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