IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Open Source


November 30, 2010  7:42 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

IT hardware design documents, in addition to the software associated with enabling IT hardware functionality, can be released utilizing an open source software agreement. However, most hardware licenses are fundamentally different due...

November 27, 2010  3:30 AM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

“Collectively, the term IT hardware describes all equipment necessary to enable IT services utilization. Yet, each hardware configuration item may have distinct operational characteristics and...


November 23, 2010  7:03 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Open source IT hardware are physical configuration items designed and usually offered under the same terms as other open source products. Utilizing this premise, an open source IT hardware development project can apply similar open...


November 18, 2010  5:27 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

In an attempt to control and/or reduce IT costs many entities have turned to open source development as a preferred alternative method for constructing new products. Open...


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