open source licenses

Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title of his presentation is, The Law and Open Source: What You Must Know. In this interview with him prior to his talk, find out more about his background... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Mar 2015 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition, an important standard that communicates the fundamental legal conditions that make content and data open.
0 comments Posted 24 Oct 2014 by Timothy Vollmer Feed
Creative Commons
The arrival of the ten-year anniversary of Creative Commons is an opportunity to express gratitude to an organization that has done so much to promote the sharing of cultural works and to challenge traditional assumptions about the appropriate use of copyright.
7 comments Posted 14 Dec 2012 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
Creative Commons 10 Anniversary
To a lot of people all over the world, Creative Commons is more than a license. The organization and their mission is a shining copyleft-light for work rendered by artists, designers, writers, and the list goes on. Here at all of our original content is licensed under a Creative... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
MPL 2.0, copyleft, and license compatibility
In part one of my Mozilla Public License piece, I mentioned license compatibility as a major feature of MPL 2.0. In fact, it's such a major - and complicated - issue that it warrants its own explanation.
0 comments Posted 7 Sep 2011 by Luis Villa Feed
Creative Commons posted two pieces to their blog today regarding their licenses, and in particular, CC0, the Creative Commons public domain notice. Plaintext versions of Creative Commons licenses The Creative Commons licenses are now available in plaintext form:
0 comments Posted 15 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When you procure proprietary software, you buy a right-to-use license and then a support agreement. But when you buy open source, you already have the right-to-use from the OSI-approved free license, so you should compare the subscription cost with just the cost of a proprietary support agreement.... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Mar 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
What does authentic open source community governance look like? An open source community will involve many people gathering for their own independent reasons around a free software commons with source code licensed under an OSI-approved open source license. But there's more to software freedom... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Feb 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed