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

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

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 ...

Introducing the Tidelift open source software assessment

By John Marcus III on July 31, 2018
Recently, Tidelift published the results of our 2018 survey of professional open source users and maintainers. There are several surprising findings ...

Our 2018 professional open source survey report is now available

By Keenan Szulik on July 17, 2018
Earlier this year, we launched our first professional open source survey. Our goal? To gain deeper perspective about what can be done to make open ...

How professional open source users evaluate their software: survey results part 3

By Keenan Szulik on May 10, 2018
Earlier this year, we launched our first professional open source survey. Our goal? To gain deeper perspective about what can be done to make open ...

Legal and licensing workshop 2018: when open source’s lawyers talk shop

By Luis Villa on April 26, 2018
One of the hidden gems of the free and open source software world is the Free Software Foundation-Europe’s annual Legal and Licensing Workshop, an ...

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