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>> law, technology, and the space between

All content by Kyle E. Mitchell, who is not your lawyer.

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Licenses

  1. Renaming API Copyleft

    naming for purpose, not implementation

  2. API Copyleft 2.0.0-pre.1

    bringing the best of Parity to API Copyleft

  3. git push is the Process

    permissionless license development now

  4. Big Time Public License

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

  5. MulanPSL

    a new riff on the Apache patent bargain from China

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

    similar licenses, very different receptions

  7. Love this License

    law brut with ASCII art

  8. Require Credit For Your Software

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

  9. Indie Open Source

    developing resource for indie-ready business models

  10. Apache-2.0 versus ECL-2.0

    a redline (diff) showing substantive changes

  11. Private Changes in Free Software Copyleft Licenses

    Where’s the fifth freedom?

  12. Unhappy Coincidences

    marriages of licensing convenience, and changed circumstances

  13. The Posterity Public License

    a strong-attribution open source license

  14. MPL-2.0 versus OPL-2.1

    a redline (diff) showing changes

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

    a redline (diff) showing changes

  16. Open Source: Theory of Operation

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