Open Source Resources

There seems to be a run on BusyBox litigation this fall and the lawyers at the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) have been busy; last week they filed another copyright infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications, Inc., alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). The open source movement is expanding past the world of software into areas of biological and life sciences. Because of the growing interest in this area, we have decided to compile a list of resources regarding open source organizations and law.


Software Freedom Law Center:

Free Software Foundation:

Open Source Initiative: 

Biotech / Life Sciences

The BiOS Initiative:

BiOS Compatible Agreement Listing:

Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture:

Tropical Disease Initiative:



LES Presentation Slides: lespresentation-open-source.pdf

Calgary – 16:00 MST



2 Comments so far

  1. Richard Stobbe January 16th, 2008 11:02 am

    On a related note, IBM is leading the push for contributions to the “Eco-Patent Commons”; participants are encouraged to contribute to the Commons patents that have a direct or indirect environmental benefit.

  2. Richard Stobbe February 26th, 2008 4:11 pm

    Also see: A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects

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