Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law / Edition 1

Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law / Edition 1

by Lawrence Rosen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131487876

ISBN-13: 2900131487870

Pub. Date: 07/22/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

A complete guide to the law of open source for developers, managers, and lawyers Now that open source software is blossoming around the world, it is crucial to understand how open source licenses work -- and their solid legal foundations. Open Source Initiative general counsel Lawrence Rosen presents a plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers,…  See more details below

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A complete guide to the law of open source for developers, managers, and lawyers Now that open source software is blossoming around the world, it is crucial to understand how open source licenses work -- and their solid legal foundations. Open Source Initiative general counsel Lawrence Rosen presents a plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, carefully reviews today's leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices for your project or organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131487870
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Freedom and open source1
Ch. 2Intellectual property13
Ch. 3Distribution of software41
Ch. 4Taxonomy of licenses51
Ch. 5Academic licenses73
Ch. 6Reciprocity and the GPL103
Ch. 7The Mozilla public license (MPL)141
Ch. 8The common public license (CPL)161
Ch. 9The OSL and the AFL179
Ch. 10Choosing an open source license229
Ch. 11Shared source, eventual source, and other licensing models255
Ch. 12Open source litigation269
Ch. 13Open standards295

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