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Software Licensing Articles


Here are our articles about software licenses, and software licensing history and news stories:
  • Copyright

    Articles about topics relating to copyright.


  • GPL Issues

    Articles about topics relating to the GPL.

    • GPL Validity
      Is the GPL and a legally valid and enforceable license for software? Does it violate the US Constitution or copyright law?

    • GPL Violations
      What are GPL violations? Why might they happen? What are the consequences?

    • WordPress & the GPL
      WordPress is a software platform for blogging that is licensed under the GPL, however it is often used with third party software packages for layout ("Themes") and for adding features ("Plug-Ins"). The issue of whether or not these third party packages should be also licensed under the GPL has attracted considerable controversy.

  • Legal Cases

    Articles about legal cases relating to software licensing.

    • ProCD v. Zeidenberg
      This was an important case about whether a click-through EULA was enforceable.

    • USL v. BSDi Unix System Laboratories (USL) v. Berkeley Software Design, Inc. was an important court case that had important consequences for UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems.
   
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