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The Linux Foundation Legal Summit

  The ​Linux ​Foundation ​Legal ​Summit ​is ​a ​neutral ​legal ​forum ​where ​leading ​attorneys ​from ​companies ​leveraging ​open ​source ​solutions ​can ​work ​together ​to ​focus ​on ​and ​discuss ​issues ​of ​common ​interest ​and ​concern.
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Join us Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am Pacific for "Governance Models of Community-Driven Open Source Projects," a free webinar hosted by The Linux Foundation.

Free Webinar on Community-Driven Governance for Open Source Projects

Topics such as licensing and governance are complex but nonetheless critical considerations for open source projects. And, understanding and implementing the requirements in a strategic way are key to a project’s long-term health and success. In an upcoming webinar -- “Governance Models of...
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Keeping Governance Simple and Uncomplicated

I am a firm believer that the way in which we collaborate should be as much of a collaborative product as the output of a community project. Just like an open source project, we should review, iterate, and review the performance of our iterations. We should constantly assess how we can optimize our...
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General Data Protection Regulation: A Checklist to Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is perhaps the most sweeping data privacy law in history. Within its nearly 100 articles, it outlines new requirements for organizations that have access to the personal information of European Union (EU) citizens, giving average consumers far more...
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IoT Cybersecurity: What's Plan B?

In August, four US Senators introduced a bill designed to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is a modest piece of legislation. It doesn't regulate the IoT market. It doesn't single out any industries for particular attention, or force any...
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Europe Pledges Support for Open Source Government Solutions

European Union & EFTA nations recognize open source software as a key driver of government digital transformation. It was thus fitting that Estonia, the current EU presidency, brought together Ministers from 32 countries (under the umbrellas of the EU and European Free Trade Association) to...
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Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

This image does a good job illustrating what the net neutrality discussion is all about (thanks to Software Engineering daily). When folks discuss the idea of net neutrality, there are a lot of terms around legislation like “Title I” and “Title 2” and regulatory bodies like the FCC and FTC that are...
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Tech Giants Rally Today in Support of Net Neutrality

Technology giants like Amazon, Spotify, Reddit, Facebook, Google, Twitter and many othersare rallying today in a so-called “day of action” in support of net neutrality, five days ahead of the first deadline for comments on the US Federal Communications Commission’s planned rollback of the rules. In...
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Important Open Source Ruling Confirms Enforceability of Dual-Licensing and Breach of GPL for Failing to Distribute Source Code

A recent federal district court decision denied a motion to dismiss a complaint brought by Artifex Software Inc. (“Artifex”) for breach of contract and copyright infringement claims against Defendant Hancom, Inc. based on breach of an open source software license. The software, referred to as...
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Why the Next 10 Days Are Critical to the Internet’s Future

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to gut net neutrality. His goal is clear: to overturn the 2015 order and create an Internet that’s more centralized. The FCC will vote to move his proposal forward on May 18 — just 10 days from today. Net neutrality is about more than packets and...
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