Court case probes open-source licenses as movement stands at crossroads

The Software Freedom Conservancy’s lawsuit against TV-maker Vizio begins trial in California, raising questions about open-source licenses and the risks posed by adhering to them.

It was February 1989, and on the fifth floor of 51 Franklin Street in Boston, Richard Stallman, then a 36-year-old programmer and graduate of MIT and Harvard, was writing the first version of the GNU General Public License. Stallman had founded the Free Software Foundation, the first open-source nonprofit, just four years earlier.

Better known as GPL, the license introduced the concept of copyleft, a stipulation that any modification made to GPL code, or any code generated from it, must also be

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Systematic tools gain favor in fixed income

Automation is enabling systematic strategies in fixed income that were previously reserved for equities trading. The tech gap between the two may be closing, but differences remain.

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