December 10, 2015

TPP Trade Act Threatens Open Source on IoT and Beyond, EFF Says

Should governments be able to force source code to be open? Arguably, yes. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement prevents authorities from requiring that, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation warned recently. As a result, the TPP places severe restrictions on open source software. The TPP, which was finalized this October, is a trade agreement between a dozen countries in the Pacific region. Among its many stipulations is an interesting one regarding open source code.

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