International FOSS Law Review 5.1 Available

The seventh issue (Volume 5, No. 1) of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review is now available. The article topics include an analysis and study of case law regarding APIs and the *GPL licenses, the rise of open source software foundations, and a study of the Lisp...

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A scientist calls for open access to research publications

As a child I remember being fascinated by science, and developed an overwhelming urge to learn how everything worked. I loved science fiction, seeing authors explore the very edges of possible futures, extrapolating out the possibly feasible to its very limits.

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Linux and the GPL: A Storm Erupts

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone in the land of stars and stripes, it's a pretty safe bet that blood pressures are rising and tensions are high here in the Linux blogosphere.

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Patent Trolls Come Under US Antitrust Authority Scrutiny

Cisco, Nokia and Intellectual Ventures will be taking part in informal US Department of Justice and FTC hearings on how non-practising entities, aka patent trolls, distort competition in technology markets...

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Richard Stallman Seeks to Limit the Scope of Software Patents

The founder of the Free Software Foundation proposes to defuse software patents by limiting them to "special-purpose hardware" and exempting software written for general purpose computers.

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