Melanie Chernoff authored content

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Government and citizens

Articles about how open source is helping solve human problems resonated with Opensource.com readers in 2017.
Open here.

Mel Chernoff reflects on Opensource.com's top open source in government stories for 2015.
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Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be...
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Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look...
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Daniel Alvarez—Legal Advisor for Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security at the FCC (Federal...
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Ben Balter is a Government Evangelist at GitHub, and he will be talking about Software Development...
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North Carolina became the latest state to take a stand against patent trolls when NC Governor Pat...
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Patent reform may have stalled this year at the federal level, but patent trolls may soon find...
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We have policies. Now what? In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies...
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If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church...