Doc Searls, Dan Lynch, and Jonathan Bennett talk about what happens when open source companies get too big for the licenses that helped them get there, and how their communities are dealing with that.
- Red Hat recently changed its source code distribution rules, prompting other vendors like Oracle, SUSE, and CIQ to form the Open Enterprise Linux Association in response. What are the implications of these changes, and do Red Hat's actions violate the GPL?
- Canonical's tight control over the LXD container management project, pulling it back in-house from the open source community which led to a community fork being created called Incus.
- Companies like MongoDB and Hashicorp are moving away from open source licenses towards "source available" licenses like the Business Source License (BSL) that restrict commercial use.
- There are growing concerns around using AI-generated code from tools like GitHub Copilot, and whether copyright and licensing restrictions carry over.
- Apple reverses its stance on right-to-repair, with Apple throwing its support behind a California right-to-repair bill.
- iFixit and Public Knowledge have been hit with a DMCA violation for creating a device that interacts with a McDonald's ice cream machine.
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- Oracle, SUSE and others caught up in RHEL drama hit back with OpenELA
- Keeping Open Source Open
- LXD Maintainership Being Limited To Canonical Employees
- Incus Project
- Shuttleworth Comments on LXD Fork
- The Open Source Licensing War Is Over
- Business Software License
- Hashicorp Adopts BSL
- Can You Rely on "Open Source" Companies?
- Code Referencing for Github Copilot
- Europe's Proposed Right-to-Repair Law
- Apple Support Right-to-Repair