Category: Copyright

Copyright Issues in Open Source Software – Part 2

After an introduction to Open Source software and some salient issues with respect to it, I follow up with an article focused on the most widely used open source licenses, the GNU GPL licenses. As discussed in my previous post, the GPL licenses fall under the restrictive licenses category. The GPL licenses can be extremely complex […]

Copyright Issues in Open Source Software – Part 1

I periodically receive queries on open source software (OSS), particularly the complicated GPL license from my developer friends. Understanding the OSS licenses is as important for programmers and software developers as, say, understanding the Creative Commons licenses would be for artists. They should be clear whenever they use OSS (which is often) on the scope […]