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Laws governing medical devices in the EU and their effect on free and open source software

States of the European Union recently implemented Directive 2007/47/EEC of September 5th 2007 concerning Medical Devices. This Directive amended Directive 93/42/EEC from June 14th 1993. Given that this Directive should now have become part of the national legislation of each EU Member State, it is a good time to take a look at how the provisions of the Directive could apply to open source software.

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CouchDB update fixes data loss problem

The Apache CouchDB developers have released version 1.0.1 of the NoSQL document database which fixes the bug that caused version 1.0.0 to be vulnerable to data loss in its default configuration...

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Google calls Oracle's lawsuit an attack on open source Java

Google says Oracle's lawsuit is baseless and an attack on open source Java, while Java luminaries examine the merits of the case...

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Oracle: Google's Android Infringes Sun Java Patents

The database giant files a lawsuit to clamp down on what it claims is infringing technology in Android's use of Java.

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GNOME Foundation sets out new rules for copyright assignment

The GNOME Foundation has set out its rules for modules which require copyright assignment, but it will come down to a case-by-case decision for future modules...

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