Monthly Archives: December 2015

Monthly Archives: December 2015

TPP and the Open Source Software

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Since the release of  the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) last month, the Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundation have both publicly criticized provisions of the TPP as an attack on the principles of open source software. Section 1 of Article 14.17 of the TPP states: No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition for the import, distribution, sale or use of such …