AP – Open Source Development Labs, a consortium of companies seeking to accelerate adoption of the Linux operating system, has contributed $4 million to set up a legal center for nonprofit open-source projects and developers.

Ziff Davis – The new Software Freedom Law Center—seeded by funding from the Open Source Development Labs—will offer asset stewardship, licensing, license defense and litigation support, legal support, and lawyer training.

Developer.com – The center, headed in part by Eben Moglen and Lawrence Lessig, will provide free legal

help to open source developers and projects.