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

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

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 ...

Redis: This is not the license change you are looking for 👋🏼

By Luis Villa on August 22, 2018
Redis Labs, a company building commercial complements to the Redis data store, just published a “Commons Clause” that attempts to prevent commercial ...

Who supports React? That depends on what you mean

By Keenan Szulik on August 14, 2018
React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. First deployed on Facebook's news feed in 2011 and then on Instagram in 2012, it ...

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