GitHub’s Developer Defense Fund will enable independent legal support from the Stanford Juelsgaard Clinic to review and handle appropriate DMCA cases for developers on GitHub and across the software ecosystem.
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When you move from 1 maintainer to 1+N maintainers of your project, things can get complicated. Minimum Viable Governance (MVG) is a simple, easy-to-implement governance framework for your free and open source projects.
One month ago, we started a discussion with the community about proposed revisions to clarify GitHub’s policies on security research, malware, and exploits with the goal to enable, welcome, and encourage dual-use security research and
April 30, 2021 update: Thank you to everyone who’s weighed in on the discussion so far. I’ve commented in the pull request to clarify a few points based on initial feedback. Keep the comments coming.
Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in Google v. Oracle reaffirms that developers’ ability to port their code and skills between platforms is a significant interest to be protected. The headline is that Google’s use of Oracle’s
Open innovation will be the winning strategy for digital sovereignty and human progress in the new decade
This article originally appeared in The New Stack, and is republished here with permission. Digital sovereignty has become a rallying cry across the globe. In 2021, open innovation will, counterintuitively, provide the answer. Politicians and
Understanding the movement of ‘single source’ companies from ‘open source’ to ‘source available’ licenses In the last nine months since joining GitHub’s policy team, I’ve been asked repeatedly about a two-year trend in the open
Security research makes us all safer, but too often developers face ambiguous rules and possible criminal liability when they do quality assurance work to find security holes in their stack. Current DMCA Section 1201 rules