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Licensing Reform Movement Gathers Steam

An effort to promote balanced licensing rules for open source software is gaining momentum with the addition of 14 new companies adopting guidelines designed primarily to reduce compliance errors. Open source leader Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) announced Monday (July 16) that...

Top open source licenses and legal risk for developers

Open source at 20: The ubiquity of shared code

“Why is open source important? That’s like asking why is gravity important,” stated Brian Behlendorf, a leading figure in the open-source software movement, and executive director for the blockchain consortium Hyperledger. While this year marks the 20th anniversary of...

Oracle eyeing a Linux operating system

Oracle eyeing a Linux operating system

Oracle is pursuing the idea of expanding its software lineup to include a linux operating system. the revelation comes from an interview Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison, did with the financial times. according to the article, Ellison is eager for Oracle to have its own...

Top open source licenses and legal risk for developers

UK’s GDS to renew focus on reusable software

The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) will renew its focus on the creation of open source reusable software projects, says Anna Shipman, GDS’ Open Source Lead. It is a subtle shift from making source code publicly available - the default of the past five years, to...

The Linux Foundation to Launch New Tooling Project to Improve Open Source Compliance

The decline of GPL?

Jono Bacon on the state of open source licensing; A little while ago I saw an interesting tweet from Stephen O'Grady at RedMonk on the state of open source licensing, including a graph. The graph shows how license usage has changed from 2010 to 2017. In reading it, it...

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