Tag Archives: licensing

What’s Happening in the Land of Open Source Components


November 27, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

We continue to see exponential growth in requests from the Central Repository. In fact, there were 8 Billion requests in 2012 – and it is looking like this year will total up to 13 Billion requests.Given these trends, the time seemed right for a series of blog posts that address recent activity in the area of open source governance and security

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How well do you know your open source licensing?


January 9, 2012 By
Terry Bernstein

Choosing components with appropriate licenses is critical to ensuring you realize the benefits and avoid the risks when developing with open source components. But, how well do you know your licenses? Can you describe the differences between permissive, weakly protective and copyleft licenses? Do you understand the ramifications of including copyleft licensed components in your […]

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