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Philip H. Albert
Open Source: Predicting a Happy New Year
12/21/04 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1195 Words

In those markets, expect software buyers to demand full disclosure of which parts were not entirely developed by the seller and subject to other licenses, especially GPL'ed code that is incorporated into the deliverables. This is only fair. In the past, buyers...

Susan B. Shor
Sun Getting Closer to Open-Source Solaris Release
01/20/05 11:24 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 320 Words

Sun is expected to take a step forward next week with its plan to release the code for its Solaris 10...

Blane Warrene
Sun Releases Solaris Code Under CDDL License
01/26/05 7:55 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 632 Words

Sun Microsystems officially started down the path to an open-source version of Solaris on Tuesday with a partial release of...

Heather J. Meeker
The Fuzzy Software Patent Debate Rages On
02/23/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1626 Words

The GPL itself says, "any free program is threatened constantly by software patents." The appeal contends that copyright provides adequate protection for the creations of software authors. The Appeal advocated reliance on copyright law, rather than patent law, for the protection of software.

Susan B. Shor
CherryOS Emulator Faces Licensing Problems
03/10/05 11:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 397 Words

PearPC, a PowerPC architecture emulator, is released under the General Public License, which means anyone is free to use and modify the code as long as the modifications are again released under the GPL . CherryOS is selling as a commercial product, for...

Rob Enderle
Out-of-Control IT Departments
03/21/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1149 Words

The primary platform used in open source is Linux , which is made available under the GPL or General Public License. This contract has unusual clauses that commit the company using it to share intellectual property that it might not otherwise be...

Jennifer LeClaire
Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative Adds Seven Nations
03/21/05 10:01 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 496 Words

"The issue here is the open-source community was being allowed to incorporate and use some of the protocols that were covered by the EU decision without being allowed to share this information completely freely or incorporate it into the GPL so it...

John P. Mello Jr.
Tech Heavyweights Rally Around EC on Microsoft Appeal
04/07/05 7:52 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 689 Words

An tech industry organization advocating interoperability has asked a European court to allow it to join the European Commission (EC) in...

Rob Enderle
The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux?
05/30/05 5:10 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1390 Words

In addition, companies using Linux technology and not complying with the GPL generally face a combination of legal and public relations exposures more similar to what would happen if they faced a union than if they faced a company. Linux has showcased...

Jennifer LeClaire
Red Hat Makes Play in ID Management Market
06/02/05 11:11 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 428 Words

Once proprietary, the code is now available as open source , licensed under the GPL . The software will be available this summer.

A Natural Evolution
"Red Hat has developed standards-based solutions with security , scalability and manageability in mind...

Jennifer LeClaire
IBM Drops Patent Claims Against SCO
10/10/05 8:15 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 518 Words

IBM still has eight counterclaims against SCO, including violation of the GPL and a breach of contract suit in a legal battle that has continued for more than three years.

SCO's Legal Wrangling
SCO also has filed multibillion-dollar suits...

Jay Lyman
Open-Source Risk Considered
11/28/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 702 Words

Egger also stressed the global nature of the new market, pointing out that, although there is a perception that copyright is mostly a U.S. issue, two major GPL open-source license enforcements came out of Germany recently.

"The reality is there is...

Jennifer LeClaire
Nessus 3.0: The End of the Age of Open-Source Innocence?
12/22/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 894 Words

The latest version is not available under the GPL license, but instead will be sold as a commercial product. The recent licensing changes affect a broad spectrum of users, including corporations, the open-source community, and even businesses using services that use Nessus. So...

Jay Lyman
McAfee Cites Open Source for Malware
07/18/06 2:31 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 765 Words

In addition, the malware that comes from attacker collaboration is not licensed the way GPL or other open source software is, and it often comes at a price or can be pirated, unlike true open source software code, which is generally available...

Jay Lyman
Free Torpark App Enables Anonymous Browsing
09/21/06 1:12 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 607 Words

Coders have developed a Firefox variant, Torpark , that allows users to go online without worrying about the government, Internet service...

Robin Hohman
Nuts and Bolts of Open Source Business Models
11/06/06 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 943 Words

It distributes the database software for free if people agree to distribute any modifications under the General Public License, or the GPL , which is the basic license for a lot of (but not all) open source software.

The other part of...

Jay Lyman
Can GPLv3 Corral Open Source Licenses?
11/07/06 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 389 Words

GPLv3 may also contribute to license proliferation by encouraging developers to create separate versions of software that include or exclude GPL provisions.

In Theory and Practice
A revision of GPLv3 that is unifying, which strikes a balance for existing FOSS...

Jay Lyman
Project Aims to Bolster Java Open Source Security, Quality
12/12/06 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 430 Words

Fortify Software and the FindBugs Java error detection project this week unveiled a collaborative effort aimed at zapping the bugs...

Dana Gardner
Microsoft, Novell and Unintended Consequences
01/08/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 863 Words

You may want to insist that Microsoft enter into a GPL 3.0-like licensing deal with all the major Linux distributions. You may also seek a 10 percent price reduction for all the hassle and legal costs.

If Microsoft does not want to...

Tim Gray
Red Hat, Exadel Team on JBoss Developer Tools
03/06/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 392 Words

Red Hat will rebrand Studio Pro as "Red Hat Developer Studio" and make it available this summer under a GPL (general public license), said Che.

Red Hat plans to provide open source access to all of its tools, he added.


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