Software Freedom Law Center

Type: Organization
Name: Software Freedom Law Center
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

We're living in a post open source world

After years of bitter feuds between free software and open source advocates, open source won. But it was a temporary victory. While proponents of Apache-style licensing had a brief period to gloat, the GitHub generation actually seems determined to take ... [Published InfoWorld - Jul 17 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]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 25 2014 - 10 reports

To Prevent the Next Heartbleed, Linux Foundation Launches Initiative to Fund Open Source Projects

With the being a good example of a potentially devastating open-source software vulnerability, the Linux Foundation has formed a multi-million dollar project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure.Known as the “Core ... [Published WebHosting Talk - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future

October 9, October 30, November 13 and December 4; 2013. Columbia Law School in association with Software Freedom Law Center From approximately 17:11 in NSA Spying talk 3 of 4 by Prof. Eben Moglen, a presentation sponsored by the Software Freedom Law ... [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Pursuing adoption of free and open source software in governments

Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a journal article ... [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Software Patent Eligibility: Alice Corp v. CLS Bank on the Briefs

By Dennis Crouch Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Supreme Court Docket No 13-298 (2014) Later this term, the US Supreme Court will shift its focus toward the fundamental question of whether software and business methods are ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Mar 13 2014]
Entities: Patent, Invention, Bank
First reported Mar 01 2014 - Updated Mar 01 2014 - 2 reports

Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Rules!

What started out as quite the slow news day turned out to be deceptively interesting. OMG!Ubuntu! has picked out five of the best community submissions for Ubuntu 14.04 wallpapers and Chema Martin posted a "visual tour" of Fedora 20. Bruce Byfield looks ... [Published OStatic blogs - Mar 01 2014]
First reported Jan 26 2014 - Updated Jan 27 2014 - 1 reports

Google India Appeals to Supreme Court Over “Defamatory” Comments

In a lawsuit that may influence how internet companies do business in a rapidly growing south Asia market, India’s Supreme Court will decide whether Google, Inc.’s ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) Indian unit is liable for supposedly defamatory comments that were ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jan 26 2014]

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...Or, as free software luminary Glyn Moody describes the trend, it's "the logical conclusion of the move to more 'permissive' licences -- one that permits everything."
..."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...
..." She added, "there are absolutely no strings attached to the CII's fellowships."
"Maintaining the health of the community projects that produce software critical to the security and safety of Internet commerce is in everyone's interest" said Professor Eben Moglen of Columbia Law School, Founding Director of the Software Freedom Law Center

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We're living in a post open source world [Published InfoWorld - Jul 17 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]
Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 04 2014]
Pursuing adoption of free and open source softw... [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Mar 25 2014]
Software Patent Eligibility: Alice Corp v. CLS ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Mar 13 2014]
Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Ru... [Published OStatic blogs - Mar 01 2014]
Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Ru... [Published GigaOM Network - Mar 01 2014]
Google India Appeals to Supreme Court Over “Def... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jan 26 2014]
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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 ...
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Init... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - May 29 2014]
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 ...
Tech Titans Launch 'Core Infrastructure Initiat... [Published SecurityWeek RSS Feed - Apr 24 2014]
Technology Giants Aim to Secure Critical Open Source Projects Through ‘Core Infrastructure Initiative’ via Linux Foundation Industry heavyweights including Microsoft, Google, Intel, and Cisco are banding together to support and fund open source projects ...
Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 04 2014]
October 9, October 30, November 13 and December 4; 2013. Columbia Law School in association with Software Freedom Law Center From approximately 17:11 in NSA Spying talk 3 of 4 by Prof. Eben Moglen, a presentation sponsored by the Software Freedom Law ...
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