My take on open source licenses :


My take on open source licenses. Open Source licensing can be a confusing and daunting task. Most developers simply adopt licenses of other popular projects. I wanted to shed some light on the most popular licenses and provide some guidance on which one should be used and when. Both licenses are very similar. They are very liberal and allow for sub-licensing meaning that any derived works may be released under a different (commercial or otherwise) license.

Persistence, Programming, and Picos

Phil Windley

In it, r0ml argues that Postgres as a programming environment feels like a Smalltalk image (at least that's the part that's germane to this post). Persistent state —Picos have state that programs running in the pico can see and alter. Programming Picos.


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Microsoft exclusively licenses OpenAI’s groundbreaking GPT-3 text generation model

The Verge

OpenAI released GPT-3, the third iteration of its ever-growing language model, in July, and the program and its prior iterations have helped create some of the most fascinating AI language experiments to date. Image by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Apple’s digital driver’s license has been delayed to next year

The Verge

Apple’s digital driver’s license / ID feature won’t be coming until “early 2022,” according to an update to Apple’s iOS 15 page that MacRumors noticed. Earlier this month, a report showed how restrictive Apple’s contracts with the states chosen to lead the program are. Image: Apple.

Google's Licensing Program to Pay Publishers Won't Solve Its News Problem

GizModo VR

Faced with the increasingly vocal criticism that it’s one of the primary reasons why newsrooms are struggling, Google announced today a new licensing program that will pay certain publishers for content ahead of launching a “new news experience” later this year.

U.S. NHTSA details AV TEST, a program to bring transparency to autonomous vehicle testing

Venture Beast

NHTSA today detailed AV TEST, a voluntary program that'll allow regulators and companies to provide information about on-the-road testing. The U.S. Read More.

U.S. NHTSA’s autonomous vehicle test tracking tool is light on data

Venture Beast

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing program aims for robust information.

A Look at Our For Business Platform: Rotate Members On and Off Your Team

Linux Academy

In fact, most other training providers require “named” licenses, which means you purchase an account for a year (not a license) and it cannot be used by or given to anybody else. To make sure they can do this, we have introduced the concept of licenses rotation! Licenses rotation allows your business to rotate members on and off of your team, letting them take their information without being locked into that license.

NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source Community


It is the first in a series of releases of in-house software products by NSA’s Technology Transfer Program (TTP). The NSA Technology Transfer Program makes it possible for the agency’s innovators to share their technologies with industry, academia, and other federal agencies. More information about TTP is available on the Technology Transfer Program page. By Bob Gourley.

TikTok’s new Live Studio app allegedly violates OBS’ licensing policy

The Verge

Live Studio, TikTok’s new livestreaming app for Windows, supposedly uses code from the free livestreaming program Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) (via Protocol ). Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Mick's IT Blogs: Trimble Sketchup Installation Script

Mick's IT Blog

This script will install Trimble Sketchup 8, formerly Google Sketchup, with a network license on either an x86 or x64 machine that does not have Sketchup 8 installed. The first thing you want to do is to create a network license file. Next you will want to create a server.dat file that resides on the end-users machine which points Sketchup to the network share to obtain a network license when Sketchup is opened up. Program: Install.vbs. 4) Copy Network License File.

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NGA Continues To Engage With Open Source Community Via GitHub


Software source code previously released under an open source license and then modified by NGA staff is considered a “joint work” (see 17 USC § 101); it is partially copyrighted, partially public domain, and as a whole is protected by the copyrights of the non-government authors and must be released according to the terms of the original open source license. By Bob Gourley.

VideoProc, Best Program to Edit and Rotate 4K Videos


Information Technology Blog - - VideoProc, Best Program to Edit and Rotate 4K Videos - Information Technology Blog. However, it has certain limitations with the free trial version, but if you like it, you can opt for its licensed version. All this work is carried out gently, keeping the quality intact, reaching a high level of speed, much higher than that achieved by similar programs.

The streaming service formerly known as IMDb TV is rebranding to ‘Amazon Freevee’

The Verge

Our new name clearly communicates who we are: An easy-to-navigate streaming service, available to users for free, whenever and wherever they choose to watch some of the greatest Original and licensed content available.”. Freevee.

Choosing LambdaTest for Selenium Automation


When executing it, we will see how a browser opens on our screen and, without touching anything; the actions that have been previously programmed are carried out. Support Multiple Programming Languages and Frameworks. Selenium also includes a specific domain language for testing to write tests in a wide variety of programming languages, including Java, C #, Ruby, Groovy, Perl, Php and Python. license that can be downloaded and used free of charge.

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Chapter 6: Implementing key client programs - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

in the enterprise is far more than just talk » Chapter 6: Implementing key client programs Ross Dawson, March 21, 2007 3:46 AM US PT I recently pointed to the launch of the second edition of Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, including the free download of Chapter 1 of the book. Following on from this, the other free chapter from the book is Chapter 6 - Enhancing Client Relationship Capabilities: Implementing Key Client Programs.

Facebook Gaming will now allow partnered streamers to play copyrighted music

The Verge

To be clear, the licenses Facebook has apparently negotiated do not include every track; some, mysteriously, are “restricted.” If streamers try to play those, they’ll get a pop-up notifying them that the track they’re playing isn’t actually licensed for use on Facebook Gaming.

Venezuelan Doctor Linked to Jigsaw and Thanos Ransomware

SecureWorld News

The first was that they could buy a "license" to use it for a set amount of time. The second was to join Zagala in what the DOJ refers to as an "affiliate program" in exchange for a share of the profits from the following ransomware attack.

HP Awarded $32.4 Million Cybersecurity Contract by U.S. Department of Homeland Security


HP captured the largest portion of the first task order awarded under the DHS CDM program to provide software security product licenses for 33 U.S. Developed in response to the expanding landscape of cyber threats, the DHS CDM program was established to enable government agencies to cost-effectively identify and mitigate network, system and software vulnerabilities. By Bob Gourley. HP Enterprise Security Solutions to help 33 U.S.

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TSA checkpoints will start supporting Apple Wallet IDs in February

The Verge

The Apple Wallet is the first digital ID the TSA will accept (not counting privately run pre-check programs like Clear ), but the program is expected to expand to other platforms in the future. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge.

How a national lab stokes the startup pipeline with ready-to-go innovations for commercializing


This invention is one of many that’s available for licensing. billion budget for R&D, the government-supported facility has been generating scientific breakthroughs that are available to the public to license and commercialize for the past 55 years.

Bang & Olufsen is making audio gear for the Xbox


Designed for Xbox is a licensing program that was introduced with the launch of the original Xbox in 2001. Partners are given access to Xbox guidelines, specifications and IP, and gain valuable internal connections as well as prominent placing on the Xbox storefront

Why is DRM inevitable in the digital world?


With DRM, you can pass control of your content to a digital program, which then protects it in several ways. Ensure regulatory compliance: With DRM technology, you can ensure that your digital content is encrypted and is offered with a user’s license.

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Microsoft pauses free Windows 365 cloud PC trials after ‘significant demand’

The Verge

We have seen unbelievable response to Windows 365 and need to pause our free trial program while we provision additional capacity,” explains Scott Manchester , director of Windows 365 program management. Image: Microsoft.

What is eBook DRM and Why Do Publishers Need it?


Basically, with DRM, control of the digital content passes from the content owner to a computer program. As a digital publisher, you require best practices to ensure that your content is strongly encrypted and comes with user’s license so that no unauthorized person has access to it.

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Mick's IT Blogs: Stepping through an installation with AutoIT

Mick's IT Blog

Programs such as trial versions of Autodesk and Adobe CS6 cannot be packaged up for distribution. The traditional packaging programs are not going to work here because of the licensing issue. You will want to first step through the program documenting every keystroke required, from start to finish. Send( "{ENTER}" ). ; ;License Agreement. WinSetTitle( "AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012", "", "License Agreement" ). WinActivate( "License Agreement" ).

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Apple TV Plus acquires past Fraggle Rock seasons ahead of reboot

The Verge

Apple doesn’t mention the licensing deal, but all 96 episodes that aired between 1983 and 1987 are currently available to stream. Apple, like all streaming players right now, is making licensing bets where they make sense.

Fed Tech Roundup October 9


Northrop Grumman Appoints Dan Cloyd Corporate Director for Naval Aviation and ISR Programs. NASA defers tech licensing fees for entrepreneurs - DoD offers a peek at status reports for more than 30 acquisition programs. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. The FAA is testing new technology to find dangerous drone operators - The Verge. goes live.

Microsoft, its partners, and the ‘last-mile problem’

Computerworld Vertical IT

Early on, Microsoft had a tiered program where better partners were called gold partners, and the lesser partners were called silver and bronze. Microsoft has always had an interesting relationship with its channel partners.

SDR and the Virtual Com Ports


No software license is required if you are a licensed short-wave listener or amateur radio operator. You will need to purchase a license if you intend to use the product commercially. The peripheral program can send commands to the SDR program, perhaps instructing it to modify the mode or frequency. Ports are opened and closed by the app as you modify the values in the program’s display. Note: Only one COM port can be used for each program.

10 Features that Make KITABOO Insight the Best Learning Platform for Remote Employees


KITABOO Insight’s analytics help you measure the effectiveness of the training program. This information helps L&D teams to identify gaps in the training program and accordingly modify their training approach or redesign the eLearning module. Licenses and Validity.

The Advantages of DRM in the Publishing Industry


With DRM, digital content ownership passes from the content owner to a computer program. As a digital publisher, you also have to make sure that your content meets all regulatory compliance, is encrypted, and that you have a user’s license to prevent any unauthorized access.

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Apple is reportedly relying on states to pay for digital ID rollouts

The Verge

Apple will soon let users in participating states digitally store their driver’s licenses or state IDs on their iPhone’s wallet, but according to a report by CNBC , the initiative will be partially funded by the states — and their taxpayers. Image: Apple.

DARPA Open Catalog: A repository of DARPA-sponsored software and publications


The DARPA Open Catalog organizes publically releasable material from DARPA programs, beginning with the XDATA program in the Information Innovation Office (I2O). DARPA has an open source strategy through XDATA and other I2O programs to help increase the impact of government investments. Future updates are scheduled to include components from other I2O programs such as Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) and Visual Media Reasoning (VMR).

Amazon adds mental health benefit for U.S. workers with access to counseling, crisis support and more


employees and their families on Thursday, providing access to free counseling sessions, self-care programs, crisis support, and an app for self-paced treatment. The Resources for Living program includes: Free one-on-one counseling sessions — three sessions per person, per topic.

Here are our favorite MagSafe-compatible cases for the iPhone 13

The Verge

Unfortunately, Apple is famously tight-fisted with its proprietary technology, even though its MFi program is designed to license and control these very products. A rainbow of Apple’s own MagSafe iPhone 13 caes. Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge.

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Cell therapy startup Immusoft lands deal with Takeda worth potentially more than $900M


Under the agreement, Takeda has options to exclusively license programs at the preclinical stage and will take products to the clinic and through commercialization. Immusoft’s most advanced therapeutic program is designed to treat a rare enzyme deficiency disorder, Hurler syndrome.

Spotify’s next podcast stars: Harley Quinn and Batman

The Verge

The company announced the multi-year, first-look licensing deal with WarnerMedia, which owns DC Comics, this morning, giving Spotify another group of exclusive podcasts to add to its catalog. Spotify hasn’t yet released details on the programs and casting. Spotify.

How to run Geekbench on your phone or PC

The Verge

If you have a license, enter it when prompted to do so — if not, click Later to run the free version. Make sure your device is plugged into power, that all power and cooling settings are maxed out, and that no other programs are running before you begin the test.

NPR shows are now available on Spotify worldwide

The Verge

The companies announced a new distribution deal today that’ll bring select NPR programs, like Planet Money , TED Radio Hour , and Invisibilia to Spotify’s global audience. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Two unlikely podcasting networks — NPR and Spotify — are teaming up.

98point6 launches new virtual care service to address rising demand for mental health support


Care is provided through a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of board-certified physicians, behavioral health coaches and licensed therapists, the company said in a news release Wednesday. The Joon Care app connects customers to a licensed youth-focused therapist. (98point6 Image).

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Which means course creators have to create a diverse learning program. Pricing and Licensing. And when it comes to user license, Kitaboo provides individual as well as group licenses, based on your requirements.

Washington state launches center to cater to — and potentially regulate — crypto and fintech companies


Facing explosive growth in NFTs and cryptocurrencies coupled with vague regulations for the wave of new financial technology and investment startups in Washington, the state recently announced a new Center for FinTech Information to warehouse in one place licensing guidelines and regulations.