Topic: open source licenses

The top open source licenses

Open-source security and license compliance management platform provider WhiteSource has released a complete guide for understanding and learning about open source licenses.  According to the guide, open-source licenses can be categorized under copyleft or permissive. Under a copyleft license, users who use a component of the open-source software must make their code available to others. … continue reading

GPL Cooperation Commitment gets more support for open source licensing

Red Hat has announced its open source license enforcement initiative is making new strides. As part of the GPL Cooperation Commitment, 14 new companies have joined the effort to promote greater predictability for GPLv2 and LGPLv2.x licenses. “Through this initiative, we hope ultimately to increase participation in the use and development of open source software … continue reading

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