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Open Source Hardware And The Law

Michael Weinberg | Public Knowledge | October 10, 2012

At the end of my talk at last month's Open Hardware Summit, I urged the community to consider that open source hardware may be more of a political and cultural movement than a legal movement.  This was an admittedly fleeting reference to a discussion that will necessarily be a large one, so I want to use this blog post to begin to expand upon what I meant.
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Open Source Hardware Relies On Creative Commons And Crowdfunding

Alvin Chang | opensource.com | December 20, 2012

Open hardware enthusiasts seem to prefer the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, instead of Kickstarter. If you are interested in promoting and support open hardware crowdfunding efforts, be sure to check out Indiegogo and search for open source hardware.

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Open-Source Business Intelligence And Reporting Solutions: Use Or Pass?

Suzanne Kattau | SD Times | November 6, 2012

Business intelligence and reporting solutions are available in both commercial and open-source versions. While many businesses have needs that can only be satisfied by using commercial business intelligence and reporting solutions, others would do perfectly well by sticking with open-source solutions. Here are some pros and cons of using open-source ones: Read More »

Open-Source Development: The History Of OpenOffice Shows Why Licensing Matters

Richard Hillesley | TechRepublic | October 2, 2012

Governance and licensing aren’t glamorous but getting them right is vital to open-source software’s long-term health. Read More »

OpenMRS Licensing Moves To MPLv2

Burke Mamlin | OpenMRS | April 4, 2013

In the process of upgrading the software license for OpenMRS, it seems like a good time to review how we got here and why we’re changing our license.  Here’s a brief history of OpenMRS Licensing... Read More »

Proactive Open Source Lifecycle Management – Customer Case Webinar

Press Release | White Source | June 4, 2013

White Source, the leading provider of Proactive Open Source Lifecycle Management solutions announces open registration for a free webinar June 19th, titled "Proactive Open Source License Management – Without the Pain." Read More »

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson On Open Government

Andrew Gregory | TechRadar | December 23, 2012

INTERVIEW Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on open government
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Researchers Opt To Limit Uses Of Open-Access Publications

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | February 6, 2013

Academics are — slowly — adopting the view that publicly funded research should be made freely available. But data released yesterday suggest that, given the choice, even researchers who publish in open-access journals want to place restrictions on how their papers can be re-used — for example, sold by others for commercial profit. Read More »

RTI Presents 'Open Source 2.0?' Complimentary Webinar: RTI's CEO Discusses The Business Factors Driving Open Source

Press Release | Real-Time Innovations (RTI) | October 9, 2012

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time infrastructure software company, today announced a complimentary webinar titled, "Open Source 2.0?" Read More »

Ten Simple Rules For The Open Development Of Scientific Software

Andreas Prlić and James B. Procter | Computational Biology | December 6, 2012

Open-source software development has had significant impact, not only on society, but also on scientific research. Papers describing software published as open source are amongst the most widely cited publications [...]. It is surprising, therefore, that so few papers are accompanied by open software, given the benefits that this may bring. Read More »

The Dangers Of A Post-License Era

Bruce Byfield | Linux Magazine | April 10, 2013

You don't see many discussions about free software licenses any more. Once a burning issue, licenses and their implications hardly seem to be mentioned these days. Increasingly, we seem to be moving into a post-license era, and the implications for free and open source software are potentially troubling. Read More »

The Internet Radio Fairness Act: What It Is, Why It’s Needed

Mitch Stoltz | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 31, 2012

The 2012 campaign is almost over, which means Congress may soon be able to get back to business. One of the things it should prioritize is fixing a longstanding tax on innovation that most folks don’t know about, but they should:  the unfair legal treatment of Internet radio. Read More »

The Software Patent Solution Has Been Right Here All Along

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | September 14, 2012

New paper from a legal researcher [presented at the 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems] suggests a fix for the software patent mess has been lurking in the statute all this time.
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UK House Of Commons Select Committee Publishes Report Criticising RCUK’s Open Access Policy

Richard Poynder | Open and Shut? | September 10, 2013

The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee has today published a critical report on the Open Access (OA) policy introduced on April 1st by Research Councils UK (RCUK). Read More »

Universities Push Back Against Access Copyright Lawsuit

Stuart Woods | Quill & Quire | April 18, 2013

Students, educators, and librarians have come out strongly in opposition to the Access Copyright lawsuit launched earlier this month against York University. Read More »