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November 13, 2014  9:21 AM

How to choose an open source license

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License, License management, Open source, Protecode

Open source license management provider Protecode has put together a simple overview (and accompanying infographic) on choosing the best open source license for a project. NOTE from blog editor: We're about as keen on infographics as we are on tortoise sandwiches, but this one may...

October 28, 2011  11:48 AM

Justifying the commercial license for open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Intellectual property, License, Open source, Subversion

It was the late summer of 2008 that I found myself sat listening to Sun Microsystem's then CEO Jonathan Schwartz explain how the open source model would work for customers in practice. Sat as I was at the last JavaOne conference before Oracle's acquisition of the Java innovators, Schwartz said...


October 4, 2011  11:34 AM

The open source code “provenance” audit concept

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
audit, Code, Components, License, License management, Open data, Open source, OpenLogic

Proprietary software vendors like to scaremonger over the use of open source software. They like to highlight the "inherent dynamism" that exists in open source libraries that are exposed to community development at all times. These vendors also typically enjoy the chance to talk down open...


March 10, 2011  10:03 AM

Android, iPhone and iPad apps get naughty code license report

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ipad, iPhone, License, License management, Open source

There's nothing worse than yet another contrived technology survey is there? But how about a "scan and license compliance assessment", is that fresh enough for you? OpenLogic has used its position as a scanning and governance provider to release the results of a scan and license compliance...


December 12, 2010  7:27 PM

Where did you get that open source licensed code from?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Compliance, License, Open source

Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. There are rules and stipulations covering combined works, combined libraries and conventions covering...


September 24, 2010  3:28 PM

Help! I need a plain English software license…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License, Open source

Open source software license management company Protecode has launched a new "capability" that is hoped to help software developers to view their code from a pure license obligation perspective reported in plain English. Conventional software licensing reports are arguably quite hard to comprehend...


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