Licenses

  • Open Source Licensing Trends: 2017 vs. 2016

    Open Source Licensing Trends: 2017 vs. 2016

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  • Open Source Legal and License Trends Takeaways from 2017

    Open Source Legal and License Trends Takeaways from 2017

    Open Source Legal and License Trends Takeaways from 2017The open source community prefers to keep disputes and enforcement out of the courts. Is 2018 likely to take us in a new direction? The...

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  • A Survival Guide to Using GPL

    A Survival Guide to Using GPL

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  • Can the Open Source Community Slay the Patent and Copyright Trolls?

    Can the Open Source Community Slay the Patent and Copyright Trolls?

    If there’s one thing that unites development teams big and small — besides open source software — it’s fear and loathing of patent trolls. Every once in awhile, a story of a multi-multimillion...

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  • The Forrester SCA Wave 2017

    The Forrester SCA Wave 2017

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  • How to Choose an Open Source Management Solution

    How to Choose an Open Source Management Solution

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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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  • 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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  • The WhiteSource Solution

    The WhiteSource Solution

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Top 9 GPL with the Classpath Exception Questions Answered

    Top 9 GPL with the Classpath Exception Questions Answered

    We’ve already looked at your top questions about the GPL, the Apache 2.0 License, the Ms-PL, the CDDL, and the BSD Licenses. Today, let’s take a look at your most frequently asked questions about...

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  • How Sapiens Reduces Software Development Costs and Improves Customer Experience For Financial Institutions

    How Sapiens Reduces Software Development Costs and Improves Customer Experience For Financial Institutions

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  • Top 10 BSD Licenses’ Questions Answered

    Top 10 BSD Licenses’ Questions Answered

    After covering your top 10 questions about the GPL, the Apache 2.0 License, the Ms-PL, and the CDDL, today we’re answering your top questions about BSD Licenses. BSD Licenses or the original...

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  • Top 10 Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Questions Answered

    Top 10 Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Questions Answered

    Today, we have compiled a list of your top 10 questions about the Common Development and Distribution License. Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) is an open source license...

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