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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.
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
A Microsoft executive outlines the thinking behind its move and notes it was a key Linux contributor from Novell who first suggested the move.
OSCON is hosting a one-day seminar on open-source licensing issues on Wednesday, July 22.
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.
Today, DisplayLink announced it is planning to bring its technology to Linux.
Both supporters of copyright law and the "copyleft" are skeptical Congress can resolve the complex copyright issues of a digital era.
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.
Research chief David Wood gets into the nitty-gritty of the process, and looks ahead to what the next few years hold for smartphones.
Some want Google to give away its trademarks. This is silly and wrong.