Open-Source Movements Butt Heads Over Logo

A gear logo proposed to represent and easily identify open-source hardware has caught the eyes of the The Open Source Initiative, which believes the logo infringes its trademark.

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Free-Software Activists Hope for Detained Engineer's Freedom

Bassel Khartabil, a volunteer with copyright licensing nonprofit Creative Commons, was reportedly detained by the Syrian government on March 15. [Read more]...

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New EFF Campaign Proposes Seven Changes to U.S. Patent System

Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched Defend Innovation, a campaign to end software patent abuse, promote seven alterations to the United States patent system, and initiate dialogue about the ways software patents actually hinder the inventors they are designed to protect. "The software patent system is broken," said EFF...

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International FOSS Law Review 4.1 Available

Volume 4, Issue 1 of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review is out. Featured topics this time include open licensing and databases, an exploration of what "distribution" of software really means under US copyright law, open hardware licensing, and more.

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EC Opens Samsung Patent Investigation

European competition regulators have requested information from Samsung in a case involving Apple, its rival in multiple patent-infringement lawsuits.

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