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Video: why not-so-open licenses are not-so-good

You may have read some of the reports over the past year about organizations trying out new open source licensing strategies that aren’t actually all ...
Luis Villa
by Luis Villa
on April 11, 2019

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 ...

Luis Villa on what you need to know about open source licenses

By Amy Hays on January 31, 2019
We’re lucky to have an open source licensing guru here at Tidelift, co-founder Luis Villa. Luis recently had the opportunity to join Tobias Macey on ...

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 ...

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