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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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Open Compliance
In this fourth article in our open compliance series, we’ll cover three common intellectual property failures, how they’re discovered, and how to avoid them.

3 Common Open Source IP Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open...
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open source compliance
Part 3 of this series on Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise covers the benefits of complying and the risks of non-compliance and discusses common ways companies fail to comply.

Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise: Benefits and Risks

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. There are several benefits to creating programs and processes that help companies and other organizations achieve open source compliance. On the flip side, there are many risks that companies face when...
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IBM Building Blockchain Ecosystem

IBM believes blockchain technology, with its capability to create an essentially immutable ledger of digital events, will alter the way whole industries conduct transactions. To make that happen, Big Blue asserts, requires a complete ecosystem of industry players working together. To that end, IBM...
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A well-designed open source compliance process should ensure licensing compliance as well as help companies protect their own intellectual property; learn more in this blog series from Ibrahim Haddad.

An Introduction to Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise

The following is adapted from Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise by Ibrahim Haddad, PhD. Open source has expanded not only from an idealistic movement led by individuals around software and intellectual property but from one where organizations (e.g., governments, companies, and universities...
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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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Best Open Source Management Tools

Open source software provides an attractive alternative to more costly commercial products, but can open source products deliver enterprise-grade results? To answer this question we tested four open source products: OpenNMS, Pandora FMS, NetXMS and Zabbix. All four products were surprisingly good....
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Nothing Good Is Free: How Linux and Open Source Companies Make Money

We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways. HOW DEMAND FUELS COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Let's start with the issue...
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Microsoft loves open source
Microsoft's love for Linux and the open source community grows after announcing a Linux Foundation Platinum-level membership. The industry this week has been looking back on the company's evolving attitude towards OSS, and forward to what this means for technology.

This Week in Open Source: Microsoft Expands Open Source Love, 498/500 Supercomputers Run Linux, and More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member; a powerful move that signifies its commitment to open source, 498 out of 500 supercomputers run Linux, and more! This week was a big one for open source. Make sure you're caught up with our weekly digest. 1...
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How the Blockchain Will Radically Transform the Economy

Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade,...
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