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Ford Tries To Shut Down Independent Repair Tool With Copyright

Kit Walsh | Electronic Frontier Foundation | January 6, 2015

At EFF, we think people ought to be able to understand how their devices work and repair them without asking permission of the manufacturer. We also think independent repair companies should to be able to compete with manufacturers in the aftermarket...

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Four Ways Open Access Enhances Academic Freedom

Curt Rice | The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) | April 30, 2013

Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a “pay to say” system for the rich? Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences? I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. Read More »

Frances Pinter On Knowledge Unlatched And The Evolution Of The Industry

Anne-Marie Green | Wiley | July 1, 2014

We recently spoke with Frances Pinter, founder of Knowledge Unlatched, a non-profit enabling sustainable Open Access book publishing. She is also the CEO of Manchester University Press...

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Freeing The Prisoners Of NASA

Michael Hiltzik | Los Angeles Times | October 7, 2013

Like the late Swartz, who campaigned for free public access to government publications and academic papers, UC Berkeley biologist Eisen is one of the genuine pioneers of open-access academic publishing. That's the notion that scientific papers should be made available free to researchers and the community at large, rather than hidden behind the expensive paywalls of profitable scientific journals. Read More »

GitHub Finally Takes Open Source Licenses Seriously

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | July 15, 2013

The Internet's favorite source code host responds to criticism that it's failing its users over licensing Read More »

GitHub Improves Open-Source Licensing Polices

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 18, 2013

GitHub, the popular open-source development community site, is finally getting its licensing act together. It's high time since Black Duck has found that 77-percent of GitHub projects have no declared open-source license. Read More »

Happy Public Domain Day

Copyright is a time-limited, Government-awarded monopoly, given to individuals as an incentive for the creation of works of art, and their eventual dedication to the Public Domain. [...] Read More »

Healthcare.gov Borrows Code, Leaves Out Copyright Notice

Sterling Beard | National Review Online | October 17, 2013

The newest coding problem with Healthcare,gov, the website for the federal Obamacare exchanges, isn’t exactly a glitch. Read More »

Historic Milestone For Rights Of Readers As UN Negotiators Finalize Treaty For The Blind

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | June 27, 2013

Member states of the United Nations concluded the draft of an international treaty this week that gives people with visual and reading disabilities better access to copyrighted works. Read More »

How GitHub Helps You Hack The Government

Robert McMillan | Wired | January 9, 2013

On April 9th of last year, someone called Iceeey proposed a change to an obscure document written by the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The document wasn't that important. [...] But this small request was a very big deal. Read More »

How Medical Device Manufacturers Inject Copyright Into Treatments

Arguments for proprietary data hoarding have been aired in the computer movement for decades, and have been decisively overturned by open source advocates and security experts. The real question is why any patient should be denied access to data that can improve his quality of life and chances of survival. In an age where "patient activation" and "Quantified Self" are buzzwords uttered throughout the medical industry, it is inconceivable that it could tolerate the present situation.

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How Open Source Licenses Affect Your Business and Your Developers

Joe Brockmeier | Network World | January 24, 2012

For most of the 2000s, copyleft licenses (in particular the GPLv2) were the most popular choice for new open source projects. In the last few years, developers and companies seem to be trending away from the GPL in favor of permissive licenses for open source projects. Read More »

How To Choose Your Open Source Hardware License

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | August 8, 2013

It’s always tricky when you create something: a complex project, a commercial product or just an hack and then you must decide what license you should use for that, for releasing it to the public... Read More »

IEEE Standards Association And W3C “Open Future Series” Champions More Collaborative, Interconnected Future During SXSW 2013

Press Release | IEEE, IEEE Standards Association | February 14, 2013

Global technology and open web standards development leaders unite to explore current and long-term implications of technologies like Augmented Reality, social robotics, and self-hacking... Read More »

Indian Govt Looks To Provide Free Access To Publicly-Funded Research Works

Riddhi Mukherjee | MEDIANAMA | July 23, 2014

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology recently released (pdf) the draft of what is termed as Open Access Policy and has invited comments from the public until July 25, reports The Times of India. Comments can be submitted to madhan@dbt.nic.in...

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