The final legislative phase of the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is starting and the drafts still have issues arising from framing by the Commission or Parliament. Read OSI’s recommendations to frame the trialogue.
Meta is lowering barriers for access to powerful AI systems, but unfortunately, Meta has created the misunderstanding that LLaMa 2 is “open source” – it is not.
OSI submitted its comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to defend Open Source from patent trolls.
In reviewing the language and concepts being used in the various draft bills and directives circulating in Brussels at present, it is clear that the experts crafting the language are using their understanding of proprietary software to build the protections they clearly intend for Open Source.
The news that the European Commission’s competition directorate (DG COMP) has decided not to conduct a full antitrust investigation into the Alliance for Open Media’s (AOM) licensing policy is to be welcomed.
Europe’s standards bodies have no functional relationships with Open Source charities and do not consult them.
What might happen if the uncertainty persists around who is held responsible under the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA)? The global Open Source community is averse to legal risks and generally lacks access to counsel, so it’s very possible offers of source code will simply be withdrawn rather than seeking to resolve the uncertainty.
A post is taken from a speech given remotely at LLW 2023 by OSI Executive director Stefano Maffulli.
Software is a cultural artifact, a proxy for the law in the lives of every citizen, a tool for control and for freedom depending on the hand that wields it. It is imperative that all software is open for scrutiny and preserved for posterity.
A crucial problem with the Impact Assessment of the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is that no Open Source communities or …
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