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Why scanning isn't enough

Developers today can choose from millions of free open source components, enabling them to build applications faster than ever before. But with great ...
Cameron Miller
by Cameron Miller
on March 31, 2020

Evaluating an ethical license for corporate use

By Luis Villa on February 25, 2020
In my 2019 open source licenses year in review, I suggested that 2020 would see more adoption of licenses with a strong ethical focus. Just on ...

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

By Luis Villa on April 11, 2019
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 ...

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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