The question of whether VMware ESX Server violates the terms of the GPL has again raised its head.
I used to insist the AGPL was critical, but based on the market's response, I think I was wrong.
The GPL isn't about communism or giving away one's IP. It's actually a great tool to ensure the opposite of this.
Case filed Monday in New York by the Software Freedom Law Center alleges 14 electronics retailers sold products containing BusyBox software in violation of license.
Microsoft confirms that a tool intended to allow Netbooks to more easily move to the new operating system was based in-part, and unintentionally, on open-source code.
Richard Stallman acknowledges that the GPL can't guarantee software freedom, but Apache licensing just might.
If using GPL software comes to be seen as an invitation to get sued, fewer people will use GPL software.
The Software Freedom Law Center wants to make it easier to comply with the GPL, and has developed a new online guide to working with GPL software like Linux.
The 5 percent drop in General Public License adoption likely reflects a shift in perception as to the value of open-source licensing.
The Free Software Foundation raises the specter that the iPhone's software will violate its new GPL 3 license.