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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
Eben Moglen, the world' leading copyleft capitalist.
Both supporters of copyright law and the "copyleft" are skeptical Congress can resolve the complex copyright issues of a digital era.
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.
One of open source's biggest failings has been to extend its relevance into the Software as a Service world. The OSI has finally corrected this with the approval of the Affero GPL.
Today, DisplayLink announced it is planning to bring its technology to Linux.
Some want Google to give away its trademarks. This is silly and wrong.
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.