Jacob Kaplan-Moss

12 items tagged “law”

📌 /dev/lawyer First Read: The Fair Source License - /dev/lawyer

Legal analysis of the Fair Source license. Some interesting observations, particularly around the murkiness of “users”. #

📌 Stephen Colebourne's blog: Time-zone databse down

The consequences of bullshit IP law at work. This is terrifying. #

📌 MySpace cyber-bullying conviction tentatively dismissed - Los Angeles Times

The cyber-bullying aspect of this case is utterly un-interesting to me. However, the ruling contains this tidbit: Judge Wu finds that violating a site’s terms of service cannot be considered a crime. Big news for anyone doing data scraping! #

📌 Home | Citizen Media Law Project

Free (CC-licensed) legal advice for citizen media creators. #

📌 Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why defend freedom of icky speech?

“If you accept -- and I do -- that freedom of speech is important, then you are going to have to defend the indefensible. That means you are going to be defending the right of people to read, or to write, or to say, what you don’t say or like or want said.” #

📌 Jury finds Stevens guilty on corruption charges - CNN.com

The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine. #

📌 Threepenny Planet: Muphry's Law

“Muphry’s Law dictates that if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written [...]” #

📌 david ascher - » The Mozilla Organizational Hack

Really interesting explanation of why MailCo is set up the way it is. It is indeed a brilliant legal hack. #

📌 http://www.rsync.net/resources/notices/canary.txt

rsync.net’s warrent canary hasn’t been updated in ten days. #

📌 Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: Guidelines for Developers - Software Freedom Law Center

Important guidlines from the SFLC on how to properly relicense permissively-licensed (i.e. BSD/MIT) code. Good to see that something positive came out of the whole Atheros driver kerfuffle. #

📌 lj19: Derivative Works

The best summary of what constitutes a “derivative work” in open source. It’s more complex than it needs to be :( #

📌 1049 rights denied to gay couples (PDF) #