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Legal Foundations of the Open Source Way

I had the opportunity to participate as a speaker in the first Open Your World forum.  My presentation, "Open Source License Compliance", was an adaptation of a talk I've previously given to lawyers with varying levels of experience in the legal issues surrounding open source software.  It is always challenging...

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Open Source Compliance: Know Your Obligations

One key element of open source compliance is to know your obligations. There is a lot of confusion about what open source means exactly and some people believe that open source means you can do whatever you want. While open source grants users many freedoms, open source code comes under...

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Open Source Vendors Lose Swiss Federal Administrative Tribunal Case

Eighteen open source vendors have lost a legal action against the award of a Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics IT contract to Microsoft.

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SIIA Cracks Down on European Software Pirates

After years of investigating and prosecuting U.S.-based software pirates, the...

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IFOSSLR 2.1 Available

The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review has published Volume 2, No. 1. There...

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