News Category: IP/Licensing

Video: Linux Kernel Developers Greg Kroah-Hartman and Ted Ts'o Discuss Software Freedom

Software Freedom Law Center, the pro-bono law firm led by Eben Moglen, Professor of law at Columbia Law School and the world's foremost authority on Free and Open Source Software law held its annual fall conference at Columbia  Law School, New York on Oct. 28. The full-day program featured...
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Eben Moglen highlights the roles of engagement and education in building effective, ever-lasting communities and spreading users' freedom.

Eben Moglen on GPL Compliance and Building Communities: What Works

Software Freedom Law Center, the pro-bono law firm led by Eben Moglen, Professor of law at Columbia Law School and the world's foremost authority on Free and Open Source Software law held its annual fall conference at Columbia  Law School, New York on Oct. 28. The full-day program featured...
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EFF Sues US Government, Saying Copyright Rules on DRM Are Unconstitutional

Since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) became law in 1998, it has been a federal crime to copy a DVD or do anything else that subverts digital copy-protection schemes. Soon, government lawyers will have to show up in court to defend those rules. Yesterday, the Electronic Frontier...
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Selecting an Open Source License for Your Project

So, you’ve just written some kick-ass code that you want to give out to the community as an open source project. You get a GitHub repo and push your code up for everyone to consume, your website and blog are looking slick, and you have managed to obtain the appropriate Twitter handle, so the last...
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Announcing the Open Source License API

Over the last 19 years, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been the steward of the Open Source Definition (or OSD), establishing a common language when discussing what it means to be an Open Source license, and a list of licenses which are known to be compatible with the OSD. This is taken to its...
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Lee Cheng of Newegg speaking at Collaboration Summit.

How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy. In 1994, a non-profit organization...
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Interpreting, Enforcing and Changing the GNU GPL, As Applied to Combining Linux and ZFS

An FSF statement by Richard Stallman, published on April 11, 2016. Preamble This article explains some issues about the meaning and enforcement of the GNU General Public License. The specific occasion for this article is the violation of combining Linux with ZFS, and that concerns specifically GNU...
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