Should the Fair License Replace the GPL?

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It seems to us that enterprises have adopted “permissive” licenses because they see them as a way to “have their cake and eat it too.” […]

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Should the U.S. Army Have Its Own Open Source License?

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Should the U.S. armed forces begin releasing software under an OSI approved open source license rather than as public domain?

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Just Because It Says ‘Open Source Hardware’ Doesn’t Mean It Really Is

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Is it “organic,” or just merely “natural?” Is it really “open source hardware,” or merely hardware with a degree of openess? David Jones explains the problem in identifying which is which and who is whom. […]

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EFF to DMCA: ‘Drop Dead’ & More…

Also included: Japanese company reportedly buying ARM, Flash is on it’s way out the door and Toyota joins the Open Invention Network

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Here in the U.S., the big news […]

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LibreOffice and Nextcloud: It’s Almost Deja vu All Over Again

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It’s easy to be tempted to draw a parallel between the recent fork of ownCloud by Nextcloud and The Document Foundation’s fork of OpenOffice six years ago. Slight differences are there, but they’re probably meaningless. […]

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