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Links 1 through 10 of 31 by Simon Phipps tagged License

This looks bad. Not only has Nokia closed the source code to Symbian, it is pretending there's no problem. I really hope they fix this fast.

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The revision of the Mozilla license is drawing to a close. The most recent significant change - making GPL compatibility the default rather than an option - is especially exciting and in my view makes MPLv2 an excellent license choice for those preferring a less prescriptive approach to software freedom yet still wanting to live at peace with those with a more prescriptive outlook.

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Important progress here for Creative Commons. The more case law that upholds CC licences the better.

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The process to revise the Mozilla Public Licence is well under way - today the team released their "Alpha 2" draft, and invite inspection and comment.

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The Linux Foundation has marshalled its considerable corporate resources and allies to create an impressive compliance program to address the problem that they face from community members enforcing the GPL with gusto.

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Creative Commons Australia report that the Australian Parliament will be releasing all web content under their new CC v3 licenses. Good, clear step that would be great to copy.

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"However, Google, for all its open source credibility, should be expected to work with, not around, established open source processes. If the process is broken, help fix it, not make it worse."

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"as many as 88 percent of people do not read the terms and conditions of a Web site before they make a purchase"

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Carlo's useful first attempt to use the available data to try to discern the effects of choice of license on open source projects. Of course, what we really need is a multi-factor scorecard rather than this license fixation, but it's the best we have right now.

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The first rule of GPL compliance is being responsive when Bradley tells you that there's a problem, because he means it. No real surprise to see this lawsuit; most companies I've encountered don't understand the difference between Free software and freeware, mainly because of the name.

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