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open-source licensing


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


Dell checks for open-source licensing misstep

The company is called out by developers for failing to publish source code used in Android-based Dell Streak, as required by the GPL license.

By August 26, 2010


Mozilla to overhaul its open-source license

The Firefox backer wants to modernize and simplify the Mozilla Public License and sets an ambitious November deadline.

By March 10, 2010


Apache and the future of open-source licensing

The GPL makes sense as a way to protect open-source software from proprietary interests, but doesn't this simply make it a less efficient form of proprietary software?

By July 15, 2009


Open-source licensing: Your mileage may vary

What you get from open-sourcing your code depends on a range of factors not directly related to licenses, but a liberal license could tip the scales in your favor.

By July 3, 2009


Do I look ugly in this open-source license?

Open source may be faring well in a bad economy, but that doesn't mean you will, as Socialtext's poor first quarter suggests.

By June 23, 2009


Microsoft beating Mozilla...in open-source licensing

Redmond may be losing market share to Mozilla in browsers, but its open-source license is gaining ground fast against Mozilla for some very good reasons.

By June 18, 2009


Why open-source licensing still matters

Open-source licensing provides a clear, common framework in which to compete and coordinate software development. Consistency and transparency yield efficiency.

By February 3, 2009


Microsoft's hand forced on open-source driver release

A licensing issue with its proprietary Linux drives appears to have helped lead to Microsoft's contribution of GPL code to Linux.

By July 23, 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