Copyleft.next and the Future of GNU General Public Licenses
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 10, 2012
A bigwig at Red Hat launches a new licensing project, fueling major speculation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Red Hat, software licensing, GPL, GNU
Microsoft Apologizes, Pulls China Site After Code Theft
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 15, 2009
Claims a third-party developed its site and wound up swiping another company's code.
Tags: Microsoft, Twitter, GPL, coding language
Bruce Perens: Microsoft and TomTom Settle, Justice and Linux Lose
By Bruce Perens | Article Published April 01, 2009
The outcome of the Microsoft-TomTom legal confrontation raises questions about the effect of patents on software innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Copyright, GPL
Bruce Perens: How Many Open Source Licenses Do You Need?
By Bruce Perens | Article Published February 16, 2009
Open source advocates have approved a jaw-dropping 73 licenses, yet companies and individuals need no more than four, and in many cases just two.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, GPL, policy
Bruce Perens: Combining GPL and Proprietary Software
By Bruce Perens | Article Published February 09, 2009
Manufacturers and the broader sector of embedded systems must cope with the problem of how to combine the GPL Linux kernel and software that isn't Open Source. How does one do that legally?
Tags: open source, Linux, server, Copyright, GPL
Tech Comics: "GPL3 and the Pentagon"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published February 06, 2009
America's military establishment might not be fully ready for the GNU/Linux GPL3 license.
Tags: open source, iPhone, GPL, OS X, GNU/Linux desktop