I’m happy to report that the third article in the new Open Source Expanded column of IEEE Computer has been published.
Open Source License Compliance–Why and How?
Open Source Software, Licenses, Software Packages
Hendrik Schoettle, Osborne Clarke, Munich, Germany
Computer vol. 52, no. 8 (August 2019), pp. 63-67
Abstract: Compliance with open source software (OSS) license requirements is necessary but often overlooked. This article explains how OSS license compliance differs from compliance with commercial software licenses, why it is necessary even though OSS is generally free, and what requirements have to be met with OSS.
Abstract: This installment of Computer’s series exploring free and open source software confronts a pressing issue, free and open source software licenses: what they are, the rights they convey, and the restrictions they impose.
Abstract: Open source has given us many innovations. This article provides an overview of the most important innovations and illustrates the impact that open source is having on the software industry and beyond. The main innovations of open source can be grouped into four categories: Legal innovation, process innovation, tool innovation, and business model innovation. Probably the best known innovations are open source licenses, which also define the concept.
Keywords: Open source, open collaboration, open innovation, software industry, business models
Reference: Riehle, D. (2019, April). The Innovations of Open Source. Computer vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 59-63.
Open Source Expanded is the name of a new column (open-ended article series) that I’m editing for IEEE Computer Magazine. Expect a new article on open source and how it is changing the world every two months!
The first article on the innovations of open source was just published, kicking of the column. I could not negotiate an open license, however, all articles will be free to read and download.