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Copyleft newspapers: The Guardian's Open Platform, and why it matters

In a move to hitch copyleft ideals to its repository of 1 million articles, The Guardian wants to give Web site and app developers everything it has written since 1999, for free

By March 11, 2009


The open-source license landscape is changing

There is an ongoing shift toward open-source licenses that are more permissive, reflecting an increased emphasis on building communities rather than protecting against free-riders.

By June 17, 2011


Microsoft's Linux contribution: Thank Novell?

A Microsoft executive outlines the thinking behind its move and notes it was a key Linux contributor from Novell who first suggested the move.

By July 21, 2009


Open-source legal education comes to OSCON

OSCON is hosting a one-day seminar on open-source licensing issues on Wednesday, July 22.

By July 17, 2009


Open source gets its first legal journal

Despite the impact open source has had on software, its legal mechanics are still largely misunderstood, which should be alleviated by a new international law journal.

By July 14, 2009


Mr. DisplayLink goes to Linux

Today, DisplayLink announced it is planning to bring its technology to Linux.

By May 15, 2009


Copyright reform unlikely, advocates say

Both supporters of copyright law and the "copyleft" are skeptical Congress can resolve the complex copyright issues of a digital era.

By February 11, 2009


Obama picks BSA's antipiracy enforcer for high-level post

The Business Software Alliance's top copyright cop is the president's pick for a senior Justice Department post, inviting questions about whether Barack Obama will be inclined to scale back copyright laws or expand them instead.

By January 23, 2009


Q&A: Symbian's switch to open source

Research chief David Wood gets into the nitty-gritty of the process, and looks ahead to what the next few years hold for smartphones.

By October 25, 2008


Open source does not mean 'open to pilfer trademarks,' suggests Google

Some want Google to give away its trademarks. This is silly and wrong.

By October 7, 2008