Is Open Source Illegal in your country?

Several countries still have laws on the books that actually prevent things like the GPL and CC licenses from being used.  The laws in at least a few cases are such that no open licenses will be leagal until they get changed.  The author does a great job of making it all make sense as best he can.

 

In other leagal news, the SCO Vs. Linux case may finally be done.  Let's hope that no one else tries this.  It's been years and lots of confusion with this case.  Support the FSF and Linux Foundation so that we all can enjoy the use of the open source tools we have gone to depend on.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.