Jacob Kaplan-Moss

7 items tagged “licenses”

📌 /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”. #

📌 International Free and Open Source Software Law Review

A new journal dedicated to free/open source software law. Awesome. #

📌 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. #

📌 Advice on relicensing from the SFLC [LWN.net]

Really, really useful for those taking BSD/MIT/etc. code and turning into GPL. I need to send this to the people GPL’ing parts of Django; so far nobody’s doing it right. #

📌 There Are Only Four Software Licenses

Amen! Open source needs an Anti-License Proliferation Treaty. #

📌 OLPC BTest-2 XO beta machine sequel arrives - Engadget

Featuring a picture from PyCon by yours truly. Now if I could just get Engadget to respect the attribution clause of the photo’s license... #

📌 lj19: Derivative Works

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