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Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law”

By Rosen, Lawrence

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Title: Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law”  
Author: Rosen, Lawrence
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Language: English
Subject: Source Licensing, Open Source, Programming
Collections: Online Programming Books
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2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Lawrencerosen,. (2000). Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law”. Retrieved from http://kindle.worldlibrary.net/


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Description: This book is about the law but it is not written for lawyers. You will not find citations to case law or rigorous academic analyses suitable for publication in a law journal. This book is written for my friends in the open source community who write and distribute software and who are confused about which licenses to use. It is also written for our customers who are concerned about how software licenses may affect them and their businesses. It seeks to dispel myths and fears about open source software licensing and to explain the legal context in which open source software exists.

Table of Contents
TOC : Freedom and Open Source - Intellectual Property - Distribution of Software - Taxonomy of Licenses - Taxonomy of Licenses - Academic Licenses - Reciprocity and the GPL - The Mozilla Public License (MPL) - The Common Public License (CPL) - The OSL and the AFL - Choosing an Open Source License - Shared Source, Eventual Source, and Other Licensing Models - Open Source Litigation - Open Standards.


 

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