Software Freedom Law Center

Type: Organization
Name: Software Freedom Law Center
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 2 reports

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

October 14 is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), an annual global event that recognizes not only the 19th century mathematician and aristocratic super nerd who wrote the first computer program, but other women in our community, too. ALD founder Suw Charman-Anderson’s ... [Published O'Reilly Network - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Core Infrastructure Initiative Adds New Members to Fund and Support Critical Open Source Projects

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- LINUXCON & CLOUDOPEN -- The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and esteemed developers to collaboratively ... [Published CRM Developer's Journal - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Larry Rosen: A Case Study In Understanding (and Enforcing) the GPL

lrosen (attorney Lawrence Rosen) writes with a response to an article that appeared on Opensource.com late last month, detailing a court case that arose between Versata Software and Ameriprise Financial Services; part of the resulting dispute hinges on ... [Published Slashdot - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 2 reports

On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Source Projects

A few years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst made the prediction that open source software would soon become nearly pervasive in organizations of all sizes. That has essentially become true, and many businesses now use open source components without ... [Published OStatic blogs - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

IRS Rejects Non-Profit Status For Open Source Organization, Because Private Companies Might Use The Software

Last year, as the IRS scandal blossomed over the IRS supposedly targeting "conservative" groups for extra attention concerning their non-profit status, we noted that the IRS had also been told to examine "open source software" projects more closely ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 01 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

OpenSSL, OpenSSH, NTP Get Funding From Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) announced on Thursday the open source software projects selected for the first round of funding. The CII Steering Committee has decided that Network Time Protocol (NTP), OpenSSH and OpenSSL ... [Published SecurityWeek RSS Feed - May 30 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Announces New Backers, First Projects to Receive Support and Advisory Board Members

Additional Founding Members Adobe, Bloomberg, HP, Huawei and Salesforce.com Join CII; Network Time Protocol, OpenSSH and OpenSSL First Projects to Receive Support; Open Crypto Audit Project to Conduct Security Audit of OpenSSL; Advisory Board Members ... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - May 29 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 29 2014 - 1 reports

Cash, the Core Infrastructure Initiative, and open source projects

Summary: The tech giants will be supporting mission-critical open-source software development with the Core Infrastructure Initiative and here's how it's going to work.By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | April 28, 2014 -- 21:14 GMT ... [Published ZDNet - Apr 28 2014]
First reported Apr 27 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 2 reports

Tech giants spend big to avoid another Heartbleed

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, Dell and others have joined forces with the Linux Foundation to fund a new group dedicated to preventing another Heartbleed security disaster.The new Core Infrastructure Initiative will see some of the world's top technology ... [Published TechRadar.com - Apr 28 2014]

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...The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them. "” — Robert Bruce Thompson "
...to a measured, proactive approach to funding projects that are most in need," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "Open source projects are the foundation for most of today's global infrastructure and need be supported by the companies and users who rely on them."
...According to the article's author, attorney Aaron Williamson (former staff attorney for the Software Freedom Law Center), "Lawyers for commercial software vendors have feared a claim like this for essentially the entire 20-odd-year lifetime of the GPL: a vendor incorporates some GPL-licensed code into a product—maybe naively, maybe willfully—and could be compelled to freely license the entire product as a result. The documents filed by Amerprise in the case reflect this fearful atmosphere, adopting the classically fear-mongering characterization of the GPL as a 'viral' license that 'infects' its host and 'requires it to become open source, too.'" Rosen writes: I want to acknowledge Aaron's main points: This lawsuit challenges certain assumptions about GPLv2 licensing, and it also emphasizes the...
..."production of free and open source software aims to provide a no-cost alternative to software that can sell for as much as $1,000 a license." You "aim to construct services and tools provided free to all, that will allow the poor access to what would otherwise likely be inaccessible tools" thereby providing relief to the poor or underprivileged...

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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day [Published O'Reilly Network - Oct 14 2014]
Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Oct 14 2014]
Core Infrastructure Initiative Adds New Members... [Published CRM Developer's Journal - Sep 20 2014]
Larry Rosen: A Case Study In Understanding (and... [Published Slashdot - Aug 12 2014]
On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Sourc... [Published OStatic blogs - Aug 08 2014]
On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Sourc... [Published GigaOM Network - Aug 08 2014]
IRS Rejects Non-Profit Status For Open Source O... [Published Techdirt - Jul 01 2014]
OpenSSL, OpenSSH, NTP Get Funding From Core Inf... [Published SecurityWeek RSS Feed - May 30 2014]
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Init... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - May 29 2014]
Cash, the Core Infrastructure Initiative, and o... [Published ZDNet - Apr 28 2014]
Tech giants spend big to avoid another Heartbleed [Published TechRadar.com - Apr 28 2014]
Vendors to fund open source initiative to preve... [Published ITP.net - Apr 27 2014]
To Prevent the Next Heartbleed, Linux Foundatio... [Published WebHosting Talk - Apr 24 2014]
To Prevent the Next Heartbleed, Linux Foundatio... [Published Web Host Industry Review - Apr 24 2014]
Core Infrastructure Initiative Brings Support t... [Published Converge! Network Digest - Apr 24 2014]
Tech firms to fund open source projects followi... [Published Telegraph - Apr 24 2014]
VMware, others team with The Linux Foundation t... [Published Computer Technology Review - Apr 24 2014]
Tech firms to fund open source projects followi... [Published Telegraph - Apr 24 2014]
Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and other tech giants... [Published ZDNet - Apr 24 2014]
Tech Titans Launch 'Core Infrastructure Initiat... [Published Security Week - Apr 24 2014]
Tech titans join forces to stop the next Heartb... [Published CNET News - Apr 24 2014]
Tech Titans Launch 'Core Infrastructure Initiat... [Published SecurityWeek RSS Feed - Apr 24 2014]
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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Oct 14 2014]
October 14 is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), an annual global event that recognizes not only the 19th century mathematician and aristocratic super nerd who wrote the first computer program, but other women in our community, too. ALD founder Suw Charman-Anderson’s ...
On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Sourc... [Published OStatic blogs - Aug 08 2014]
A few years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst made the prediction that open source software would soon become nearly pervasive in organizations of all sizes. That has essentially become true, and many businesses now use open source components without ...
On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Sourc... [Published GigaOM Network - Aug 08 2014]
A few years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst made the prediction that open source software would soon become nearly pervasive in organizations of all sizes. That has essentially become true, and many businesses now use open source components without ...
IRS Rejects Non-Profit Status For Open Source O... [Published Techdirt - Jul 01 2014]
Last year, as the IRS scandal blossomed over the IRS supposedly targeting "conservative" groups for extra attention concerning their non-profit status, we noted that the IRS had also been told to examine "open source software" projects more closely ...
OpenSSL, OpenSSH, NTP Get Funding From Core Inf... [Published SecurityWeek RSS Feed - May 30 2014]
The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) announced on Thursday the open source software projects selected for the first round of funding. The CII Steering Committee has decided that Network Time Protocol (NTP), OpenSSH and OpenSSL ...
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