Displaying items by tag: GPL

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:00

SFLC's Moglen acted against interests of FSF: claim

The former general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, has been accused of acting against the interests of the organisation which he once served.

Published in Open Source

The Software Freedom Conservancy says it cannot provide any details as to why the Software Freedom Law Centre, its creator, has suddenly sought to cancel the SFC trademark due to what it claims is "priority and likelihood of confusion" with its own trademark.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 06 November 2017 09:19

GPL bodies in bizarre trademark fight

Senior Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has claimed he asked the Linux Foundation to withdraw funding from the Software Freedom Conservancy back in 2016, because he was unhappy with the way in which the SFC went about enforcing compliance with the GPL, the licence under which the Linux kernel is published.

Published in Open Source

The OpenSSL project is seeking to go ahead with a change of licence to the Apache Licence Version 2.0 but the way it is doing so appears to have riled up some contributors.

Published in Open Source

On August 25, Linux creator Linus Torvalds will be on a plane somewhere between Canada and the United States as his handiwork, which has completely changed the world of computing, marks its 25th birthday.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 13 August 2016 19:34

Linux developer loses GPL suit against VMware

Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has lost his case against virtualisation company VMware, which he had sued in March 2015 for violation of version 2 of the GNU General Public Licence.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 24 October 2015 10:25

Jonathan Riddell quits Kubuntu project

The differences that Jonathan Riddell, leader of the Kubuntu project, had with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have finally led to him calling it quits.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 07 April 2012 13:39

Why we need the GPL more than ever

It's been a while since someone came along, arguing that the GNU General Public Licence isn't needed any more and clearly stating their motivation for doing so.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 16 March 2012 11:58

How the FSF approaches licence compliance

The Free Software Foundation wants people to distribute its software. It wants people to install it on their devices and sell those devices and make money. And it wants to encourage them to do this.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 February 2012 11:59

GPL use in Debian on the rise: study

A recent study by a free software advocate has found that the use of the GNU General Public Licence family in the Debian GNU/Linux Project has been growing over the last seven years.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 12:24

The pluses and minuses of licensing

As the use of free and open source licences for software grows, there is an increasing amount of misinformation being spread about the conditions which such licences impose.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 02 February 2012 09:50

SFC director Kuhn reacts to BusyBox flame war

The executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, Bradley Kuhn, says that enforcing the GNU General Public Licence is a means of defending software freedom.

Published in Open Sauce

A leading ICT lawyer in New Zealand says the Horowhenua Library Trust, which is getting ready to lodge an objection to the registration of the Koha trademark for software by an American defence contractor, has a stronger case than its opponent.

Published in Open Source

The Horowhenua Library Trust, birthplace of the Koha integrated library system, says it will hope for the best but prepare for the worst as it continues to try and regain the rights to its own trademark in New Zealand.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 26 November 2011 10:33

Koha trademark grab: US firm backs down

An American company, which registered the name Koha as a trademark for software in New Zealand, has offered to hand ownership of the name to a non-profit representing the Koha community.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:57

Koha in fight to regain its own trademark

The Horowhenua Library Trust, the birthplace of the Koha integrated library system, the first such open source project, finds itself in a peculiar position today, that of having to fight to regain rights to its own name.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 14 November 2011 10:15

GPL upheld in Berlin case

A manufacturer of DSL routers has lost a case against a maker of web-filtering software in a Berlin court. The case revolved around the GNU General Public Licence.

Published in Open Sauce
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Edward Naughton is at it again. The lawyer from Brown Rudnick has for the third time alleged that Google is violating the terms of the GPLv2 under which the Linux kernel is distributed.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:15

Microsoft contributes code to Samba under GPL

 

It is not unusual for the Samba project, an award-winning free software file, print and authentication server suite for Windows clients, to receive code contributions to add a new feature or to fix an existing bug.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 03 October 2011 11:56

Psystar loses appeal against Apple verdict

Mac cloner Psystar has lost its appeal against a key aspect of the Apple v Psystar decision. Using licence terms to tie the use of software to a particular manufacturer's hardware is not copyright abuse.

Published in Strategy
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