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How the Grateful Dead were a precursor to Creative Commons licensing

The Grateful Dead shared the open source view that creative content should be set free, with...
Understanding the Apache 2 patent license

The Apache 2 license contains a number of key provisions including a patent grant that, in my...
6 pivotal moments in open source history

Here's how open source developed from a printer jam solution at MIT to a major development model in...
Containers, the GPL, and copyleft: No reason for concern

Wondering how open source licensing affects Linux containers? Here's what you need to know.
SPDX clears confusion around software licenses

Software Package Data Exchange makes it easier to understand the rights and responsibilities...
The source code is the license

For open source software, license information is embedded in the source code. To reduce complexity...
Font licensing and use: What you need to know

Just because a font is on your system doesn't mean you should use it any way you want.
What's the difference between open source software and free software?

What's the difference between open source software and free software?