Licenses

  1. Sharetribe Community Public License 1.0, Line by Line

    another everything-but-SaaS license

  2. Open Source for Business 3e

    new edition of an oft-recommended book

  3. This Mess We’re In

    ethics, open source, and free riding

  4. Skimming Hippocratic License Version 2.0

    text and quick thoughts

  5. Renaming API Copyleft

    naming for purpose, not implementation

  6. API Copyleft 2.0.0-pre.1

    bringing the best of Parity to API Copyleft

  7. git push is the Process

    permissionless license development now

  8. Big Time Public License

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

  9. MulanPSL

    a new riff on the Apache patent bargain from China

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

    similar licenses, very different receptions

  11. Love this License

    law brut with ASCII art

  12. Require Credit For Your Software

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

  13. Indie Open Source

    developing resource for indie-ready business models

  14. The Discipline of Stated Purpose

    write out the purposes of legal terms in contracts

  15. Apache-2.0 versus ECL-2.0

    a redline (diff) showing substantive changes

  16. Private Changes in Free Software Copyleft Licenses

    Where’s the fifth freedom?

  17. Unhappy Coincidences

    marriages of licensing convenience, and changed circumstances

  18. The Posterity Public License

    a strong-attribution open source license

  19. MPL-2.0 versus OPL-2.1

    a redline (diff) showing changes

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

    a redline (diff) showing changes

  21. Open Source: Theory of Operation

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