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Open source compliance
The open source license compliance ebook from The Linux Foundation shares some of the best ways to communicate open source compliance policies both internally and externally.

How to Raise Awareness of Your Company’s Open Source License Compliance

Communication is one of the seven essential elements to ensure the success of open source license compliance activities. And it’s not enough to communicate compliance policies and processes with executive leadership, managers, engineers, and other employees. Companies must also develop external...
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Open Source Compliance
Open source compliance is more than just a legal department exercise; all facets of the company must be involved to ensure proper compliance.

Top Lessons For Open Source Pros From License Compliance Failures

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. In the past few years, several cases of non-compliance with open source licenses have made their way to the public eye. Increasingly, the legal disposition towards non-compliance has lessons to teach open...
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Open source management
Professional open source management focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software. Learn more in this free webinar on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Open Source Software Strategies for Enterprise IT

Enterprises using open source code in infrastructure must understand both the risks and benefits of community-developed software. Professional open source management is a discipline that focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software as efficiently as possible. For...
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7 Notable Legal Developments in Open Source in 2016

A number of interesting and notable legal developments in open source took place in 2016. These seven legal news stories stood out: 1. Victory for Google on fair use in Java API case In 2012 the jury in the first Oracle v. Google trial found that Google's inclusion of Java core library APIs in...
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The Patent Troll Abides: 2016 in Review

Patent trolls were down but certainly not out in 2016. After a massive burst of litigation at the end of last year, we saw a noticeable drop in patent troll lawsuits at the start of this one. But trolls began returning to court as the year continued and 2016 will likely end with a relatively small...
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Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise

  Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad is a practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code in products and services, and participate in open source communities, in a legal and responsible way. ...
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Linux Foundation Legal Summit

The Linux Foundation Legal Summit is a neutral, non-profit legal forum where leading attorneys from companies deploying Linux and open source based solutions, as well as the community, work together to focus on issues of greatest common interest and concern. Learn more
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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
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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Jilayne Lovejoy
Jilayne Lovejoy, Principal Open Source Counsel at ARM talks about collaboration beyond code with the OpenChain project at LinuxCon Europe.

Building a Trusted Open Source Software Supply Chain With OpenChain

There are many examples of collaboration all around us that stretch far beyond the type of collaboration in open source projects. As preparation for her keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Jilayne Lovejoy, Principal Open Source Counsel at ARM, watched a TED talk by Rodney Mullen and was inspired by how he...
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