There has been much controversy about Copyright and file-sharing on the internet during the last decade. Admittedly, the All Rights Reserved statement is incompatible with the nature of communications in the Digital Age and thus a new more flexible content and media licensing scheme is required. A permission system would be the natural solution to [...]
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More and more I realize that there is a misconception about free software. Many people tend to believe that free software actually means software that should not cost any money. They somehow find natural and fair the fact that some people may work voluntarily in order to produce software, which the rest can use to [...]
This post tries to investigate whether creating forks of software, that has been released under the terms of the Apache license, on Bitbucket or Github using a name identical to the name of the original project or a name that contains the name of the original project violates the Apache license or not. Whenever I [...]
On January 27 2009, that was 5 days ago, Microsoft said it has begun releasing much of the source code of a project named “Web Sandbox” under the terms of the Apache License version 2. From a note on the project at Live Labs: We provide an opportunity to test the Sandbox and find out [...]
I am nowhere near being an authority on software licensing. However, the recent release of GPLv3 with all the online discussions, all the attempts to exploit statements of the old version 2 of the license in order to achieve automatic license renewal for all the projects that were released under GPLv2 made me re-evaluate, not [...]
Despite the third version of the GPL being released (read the GPLv3 legal code), all software, which has been published and hosted on G-Loaded.eu and is subject to the terms of the GPLv2, remains under its current license (GPLv2) until further notice. This is not because I consider the 3rd revision of the license as [...]
Version 3.0 of the Creative Commons Licenses has been launched. The license code can be generated at the Creative Commons website. The Creative-Commons-Configurator plugin for WordPress has been updated this morning. All content, which is hosted on G-Loaded!, unless otherwise stated, has been re-licensed and is now available under the terms of a Creative Commons [...]