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Introducing Free as in Friday, a casual conversation about open source and more

Last week, I asked Tidelift co-founder and resident licensing guru Luis Villa when we can schedule his next webinar. He said, and I quote: “I had a ...
Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on March 4, 2021

So you want to write a successful license

By Luis Villa on January 21, 2021
In early 2020, when international travel was still a responsible thing one could do, I gave a talk on "what makes a license successful" at FOSDEM in ...

Ask me your toughest licensing questions for our live AMA this week

By Luis Villa on August 24, 2020
I’m going to be doing one (and possibly more) AMAs on the worst(?) topic in open source. That’s right... licensing!

Webinar: Everything you never wanted to know about open source licenses and were too bored to ask

By Amy Hays on August 13, 2020
Most developers don’t dream of one day growing up to be open source licensing experts. But with the vast majority of enterprise applications now ...

Recently revamped! The Tidelift guide to working with open source licenses

By Amy Hays on July 30, 2020
Navigating the open source license landscape can be tricky. There’s a myriad of license options out there, from permissive licenses like the MIT ...

Open source licenses: 2019 year in review

By Luis Villa on January 23, 2020
2019 was the most active year in open source licenses in a very, very long time, with news from China to Silicon Valley, from rawest capitalism to ...

Video: what software development teams should know about open source licenses

By Luis Villa on April 2, 2019
If you build applications using open source components, you may not often think about how those underlying components are licensed. Some may use a ...

Introducing the Tidelift guide to working with open source licenses

By Luis Villa on March 5, 2019
I’ve spent my career deeply immersed in open source licensing issues. And before I was a lawyer, I was a software developer. So I’ve talked with many ...

2018's new open source licenses: Will they work? Should they work?

By Luis Villa on November 13, 2018
The past few months have seen an explosion of new open source licenses and license-like documents. A proposal from MongoDB has generated intense ...

Luis Villa talks Tidelift with Randal and Jonathan on the FLOSS Weekly podcast

By Chris Grams on November 5, 2018
Last week Tidelift co-founder Luis Villa spent Halloween with co-hosts Randal Schwartz and Jonathan Bennett of the long-running FLOSS Weekly podcast ...

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