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Facebook to Relicense React under MIT

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 23, 2017

Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid an uncertain relationship with the open source community.

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Eclipse Foundation Renews the Eclipse Public License

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 16, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation has released a new version of their license, the Eclipse Public License (or EPLv2 for short). The EPL was changed mainly to make it compatible with GPL and easier to use outside the USA, while keeping compliance with the Open Source Initiative guidelines.

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GitHub and Facebook Team up with Atom-IDE

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 14, 2017 3

GitHub and Facebook have teamed up to release Atom-IDE, a collection of packages meant to make the Atom text editor more full featured. Much of the work is taken from Facebook's Nuclide project. However, the license and the velocity of competitors makes Atom's future unclear.

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Facebook Refuses to Alter React's Open Source License

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 24, 2017

The Apache Foundation recently announced that Facebook's BSD+Patents open source license was disallowed for inclusion with Apache products. The resulting fallout has caused gnashed teeth and much soul searching for React developers as Facebook refused to reconsider.

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Does Running Java on Docker Containers Violate Agreements?

by Charles Humble Follow 156 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016 17

In a recent blog post Henn Idan raised an issue that using Oracle Java in containers could be violating the Oracle licensing agreements. Is this an issue, or is it something that developers should be concerned about? InfoQ investigates.

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Licensing Restrictions Plague the new Portable Class Libraries

by Jonathan Allen Follow 123 Followers on  Jun 25, 2013

Microsoft has been releasing Portable Class Library versions of some really important libraries including the BCL Portability Pack, Async, Stream Compression and ZIP Archives, and Microsoft HTTP Client Libraries. And with the newest version of Mono also supporting PCL, one would think this would be a huge win for cross-platform developers. But that’s not the case.

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Google and MPEG LA End All Disputes on VP8

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 08, 2013 4

Google has obtained a license for any algorithm that may be essential to VP8 and MPEG LA has a patent for it. Google has the option to sublicense VP8 royalty-free to third party implementers, opening the way for wide adoption of the VP8 codec.

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Google Would Have Paid up to $50 Million to License Java, Schmidt Reveals in Oracle vs. Google Trial

by Charles Humble Follow 156 Followers on  Apr 28, 2012 5

Google would have paid Sun's asking price of $30-$50 million to license Java, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt stated at the Oracle vs. Google trial. Google didn't object to the amount of money Sun wanted, but it didn't want to give up too much control over Android. J

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Java APIs Take Centre Stage in Oracle vs. Google Trial

by Charles Humble Follow 156 Followers on  Apr 23, 2012 2

Last week saw the beginning of the Oracle vs. Google trial. Oracle's main complaint, involving a damages claim of $1bn, is that Android's use of 37 Java APIs infringes its copyright in the Java programming language. Google maintains APIs cannot be copyrighted, and has tried to frame the case as Oracle's response to its own failure to build a Java-based smartphone platform.

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Is The Patent System Broken?

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 11, 2011 5

In a recent interview with The San Francisco Chronicle the patent counsel of Google, Tim Porter, claims the patent system itself is broken. Patent offices worldwide have been increasingly granting protection to “innovations” that are not innovative. The IT Industry is currently facing a series of patent trials which some large corporates seem to leverage as weapons for attacking competitors.

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Ruby 1.9.3: Improved Performance and Stability and BSD Licensed

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 01, 2011

The latest Ruby release 1.9.3 further improves the stability and performance of the 1.9 series and brings only few new features. Ruby's license changed to 2-clause BSD + Ruby License instead of GPLv2 + Ruby License.

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Sonatype Offers Insight Into Enterprise Open Source Usage

by Charles Humble Follow 156 Followers on  Sep 21, 2011

Sonatype, the main company which drives Maven development, has joined a growing list of companies which aim to help organisations understand and audit their open source software usage, with the announcement of the Sonatype Insight software suite.

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VMware Announces vFabric Cloud Application Platform 5, Simplifies Licensing and Deployment

by Charles Humble Follow 156 Followers on  Jun 14, 2011

VMware has today announced that the next version of its vFabric cloud application platform, which it expects to ship later in the summer, will see a licensing change to a per VM model. The platform gains elastic memory for Java applications running in Spring tc Server, and a new performance monitoring tool for Spring applications running in production, based on Spring Insight.

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Android Java Copyright Infringements?

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 24, 2011 1

A post on Friday claimed that the Android source tree contained more proprietary or decompiled code. What impact will this have to the Oracle vs Google case?

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Apple Relaxes iPhone Development Tool and Data Sharing Restrictions

by Ron Bodkin Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 09, 2010 6

Apple announced today that they "listened to our developers" and "we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code." They also announced that "for the first time we are publishing the App Store Review Guidelines to help developers understand how we review submitted apps."

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