Open Source Software are not free from patent risks. We have been reiterating this on SiNApSE blog since the last two years. Samsung’s recent patent pact with Microsoft is another example of the same. Samsung has recently entered into a patent license agreement with Microsoft for manufacturing android mobile devices. Though the terms and conditions of the deal have not been disclosed, the rumour is that Samsung will be paying about five dollars to Microsoft for every device sold. Microsoft’s strategy to force open source […]Read more ›
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Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation formed with the vision of enabling universal access to research, education, full participation in culture, and driving a new era of development, growth, and productivity. The efforts of creative commons are primarily aimed at using the benefits provided by internet to achieve its goals. Creative Commons achieves its goals of universal access to research, education and culture by providing creative commons licenses and other tools for enabling copyright owners to make content available for copying, use, modification and so […]Read more ›
General Public License (GPL) is one of the most stringent open source licenses. Being a license created by Free Software Foundation, it may be termed as a strong copyleft license. One of the primary objectives of the license is to spread the philosophy of free software foundation to make source code available for copying, use, modification and distribution. Any derivative work of a software governed by GPL will also be governed by GPL and source code must be made available during distribution. Programs that are […]Read more ›