Oracle switches Berkeley DB license

July 05, 2013
Oracle had the right to change the BerkeleyDB license to AGPL, but many will view Oracle's switch as a betrayal of trust
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Open source projects aren't tax scams

June 28, 2013
IRS is eyeing open source projects and Tea Party groups as possible tax scams, raising a real question: Do open source foundations need nonprofit status?
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MySQL mistake is a wake-up call on open source ownership

June 21, 2013
So-called contributor agreements give corporate sponsors of open source projects too much power
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How to break out of PRISM

June 14, 2013
NSA scandal has exploded fears of being watched on the Internet, but a new website lists ways to escape the Panopticon
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7 patent reforms the White House should have proposed

June 07, 2013
The president's follow-up to his frank condemnation of patent trolls is welcome, but we need more
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Google's VP8 codec license is OK after all

May 31, 2013
Google caused confusion with talk of patents, but it turns out company's VP8 video codec is safe for open source use
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Ubuntu 'superphone' needs a superstrategy

May 24, 2013
In an interview, community manager Jono Bacon reveals strength -- and risk -- of Canonical's bold challenge to Google and Apple
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Google's open video proposal closes door on software freedom

May 17, 2013
Google/MPEG-LA deal showed promise, but Google's requirement for user licenses may bring a backlash
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Here's to 20 years of the Web -- may it stay open and free

May 10, 2013
CERN first made available the Web's source code 20 years ago. We can still learn from that spirit of openness today
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The Linux desktop is already the new normal

May 03, 2013
We're so busy seeking release from Windows that we overlooked all the ways Linux had already freed us
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