License Compliance

  • The Complete Guide to Open Source Licenses 2019

    The Complete Guide to Open Source Licenses 2019

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  • Now Tech: Software  Composition Analysis,  Q1 2019

    Now Tech: Software Composition Analysis, Q1 2019

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  • Open Source Licenses Explained

    Open Source Licenses Explained

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  • Top 10 Open Source Licenses in 2018:  Trends and Predictions

    Top 10 Open Source Licenses in 2018: Trends and Predictions

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  • A Survival Guide to Using the GPL License

    A Survival Guide to Using the GPL License

    This is your chance to get a detailed rundown of General Public Open Source Licenses. Learn about this common license, its allowances and restrictions. Plus how end users benefit from GPL.

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  • Dual Licensing for Open Source Components: Yeah or Meh?

    Dual Licensing for Open Source Components: Yeah or Meh?

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  • What’s a SaaS to Do? The SaaS Loophole in GPL Open Source Licenses

    What’s a SaaS to Do? The SaaS Loophole in GPL Open Source Licenses

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  • The Essentials of Open Source Component Management

    The Essentials of Open Source Component Management

    Open source is great! It is free to use, shortens time-to–market, and there’s an entire community that uses, tests and improves it. However, care should be taken to manage the use of OS components

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  • Game of Licenses: Facebook vs. Apache

    Game of Licenses: Facebook vs. Apache

    Once again, Facebook React’s unusual BSD+Patents open source license is making open source community headlines and causing quite a stir, and this time the Apache Foundation is in the mix. The...

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  • Top 10 Apache License Questions Answered

    Top 10 Apache License Questions Answered

    Here’s the second post in our Free Software License FAQ series. We’ve compiled a list of your top 10 questions about the GPL license in the last post; following-up, here are your top 10 Apache...

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  • The $100 Million Court Case for Open Source License Compliance

    The $100 Million Court Case for Open Source License Compliance

    CoKinetic Systems Corporation, one of the major global players in the in-flight entertainment (IFE) market, has recently filed suit against Panasonic Avionics Corporation in a New York federal...

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  • How HYPE Innovation Automates Open Source Tracking

    How HYPE Innovation Automates Open Source Tracking

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  • Facebook React Finally Relicensed Under MIT Open Source License

    Facebook React Finally Relicensed Under MIT Open Source License

    Application developers – stand down: Facebook has finally caved under the pressure from the open source community and announced that they will replace their now-notorious open source software...

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  • Reading the Fine Print in Facebook React’s Open Source License

    Reading the Fine Print in Facebook React’s Open Source License

    As enterprise adoption of open source continuously soars to new heights, giants of software have become major contributors to open source repositories. Facebook has long been considered an...

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  • Open Source License Proliferation – Power to the Lawyers?

    Open Source License Proliferation – Power to the Lawyers?

    Have you ever had to comply with the chicken dance license? For me, the WTFPL is a better option any day:   How many of those are out there? Is it possible that somewhere deep in one of your...

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  • Top 10 Open Source Software Licenses of 2016 and Key Trends

    Top 10 Open Source Software Licenses of 2016 and Key Trends

    With the recent WordPress-Wix fiasco and Oracle and Google never ending battle on Java’s APIs, copyleft open source software licenses remains a hot topic. To understand which way the wind is...

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  • The Real Impact of the WordPress-Wix Fiasco

    The Real Impact of the WordPress-Wix Fiasco

    In the past week, the Internet has been buzzing about WordPress co-Founder Matt Mullenweg's accusation surrounding Wix's apparent code theft. Cut long story short, Wix decided to use an open...

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  • If It Looks Open Source, and Sounds Open Source, Is It Really Open Source?

    If It Looks Open Source, and Sounds Open Source, Is It Really Open Source?

    We're all using open source components, but do we understand what makes open source code open source? It's the open source license! But did you know around 80% of the code published on GitHub...

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  • All You Need to Know About the Most Popular Open Source Licenses

    All You Need to Know About the Most Popular Open Source Licenses

    Get a real-deal look at the most popular open source licenses from the people that know licenses best. WhiteSource specialists have scanned OS repositories to see what developers are using

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  • Top 10 Eclipse Public License Questions Answered

    Top 10 Eclipse Public License Questions Answered

    Here’s the final chapter in our License FAQ series. Previously, we covered your most frequently asked questions about GPL, the Apache License 2.0, the BSD License Family, CDDL and the MPL. Today...

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