Open Source Software Law

Open Source Software Law

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This unique and comprehensive resource provides you with a broad introduction to the area of software licensing in the information age. The book helps you to understand the basic philosophy and key issues of open source software development and offers expert guidance on how to draft an open source license. Drawing on the authors legal and technical background, this invaluable reference explains the legal framework that has been developed to support the increasingly popular internet-based open source and free software community.Free software and open source software is freely licensed, not sold; that statement alone might cause those who yelp and rail against ... hiding computer source code, and suing anyone believed to have stolen the source code that the vendor originally copied from someone else. ... dared to view a movie recorded on DVD by using a computer that did not have an operating system produced by Microsoft.

Title:Open Source Software Law
Author:Rod Dixon
Publisher:Artech House - 2004


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