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[News] A Look at Licensing Issues in Software, Art, IAccessible2

  • Subject: [News] A Look at Licensing Issues in Software, Art, IAccessible2
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:05:40 +0100
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Open source compliance: know your obligations

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| One key element of open source compliance 
| is to know your obligations. There is a 
| lot of confusion about what open source 
| means exactly and some people believe that 
| open source means you can do whatever you 
| want. While open source grants users many 
| freedoms, open source code comes under 
| specific license terms which often include 
| obligations that have to be followed by 
| companies distributing open source 
| software.


Are the Creative Commons Licences Valid?

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| As readers of this blog will doubtless 
| know, Richard Stallman's great stroke of 
| genius at the founding of the GNU project 
| was to use copyright when crafting the GNU 
| GPL licence but in such a way that it 
| undermined the restrictive monopoly 
| copyright usually imposes on users, and 
| required people to share instead.
| That so-called copyleft approach has 
| allowed a vast and thriving ecosystem to 
| arise, but one that depends critically on 
| the validity of the GNU GPL. If the GPL 
| were shown to be unenforceable, then its 
| terms would be void, and free software 
| would have some problems. For that reason, 
| every time somebody is threatened with 
| legal action for allegedly violating the 
| GPL, lawyers' hearts beat a little faster 
| at the prospect of a definitive ruling on 
| whether it is valid or not. 


The Linux Foundation Delivers New Licensing Terms, Testing Tools for Accessibility Interfaces

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| AccProbe uses IAccessible2 platform 
| services to assist developers in 
| discovering and correcting code problems 
| in their Windows applications. It was 
| developed in Eclipse by IBM and donated to 
| The Linux Foundation's Open Accessibility 
| Workgroup. 

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