Licenses

  1. Normally Open & Normally Closed

    simple templates for restricted terms

  2. Sharetribe Community Public License 1.0, Line by Line

    another everything-but-SaaS license

  3. Open Source for Business 3e

    new edition of an oft-recommended book

  4. This Mess We’re In

    ethics, open source, and free riding

  5. Skimming Hippocratic License Version 2.0

    text and quick thoughts

  6. Renaming API Copyleft

    naming for purpose, not implementation

  7. API Copyleft 2.0.0-pre.1

    bringing the best of Parity to API Copyleft

  8. git push is the Process

    permissionless license development now

  9. Big Time Public License

    a noncommercial, small-biz license with a big-biz fair terms guarantee

  10. MulanPSL

    a new riff on the Apache patent bargain from China

  11. “BSD with PATENTS” and “BSD-2-Clause Plus Patent” are Not the Same

    similar licenses, very different receptions

  12. Love this License

    law brut with ASCII art

  13. Require Credit For Your Software

    a general-purpose legal tool to require credit for open work

  14. Indie Open Source

    developing resource for indie-ready business models

  15. The Discipline of Stated Purpose

    write out the purposes of legal terms in contracts

  16. Apache-2.0 versus ECL-2.0

    a redline (diff) showing substantive changes

  17. Private Changes in Free Software Copyleft Licenses

    Where’s the fifth freedom?

  18. Unhappy Coincidences

    marriages of licensing convenience, and changed circumstances

  19. The Posterity Public License

    a strong-attribution open source license

  20. MPL-2.0 versus OPL-2.1

    a redline (diff) showing changes

  21. Licence Libre du Québec – Réciprocité versus - Réciprocité forte

    a redline (diff) showing changes

  22. Open Source: Theory of Operation

    a short, practical guide to open source software for programmers at work