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The open source alternative : understanding risks and leveraging opportunities

Author: Heather J Meeker
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written in plain English for both lawyers and professionals. The Open Source Alternative shows you how to implement open source intelligently, without compromising the value of your intellectual property." "The Open Source Alternative fills the need for a practical, objective book on the implications of open source in business. Author Heather Meeker provides background on both legal and technical principles,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather J Meeker
ISBN: 9780470194959 0470194952
OCLC Number: 166873236
Description: xi, 285 p. : ill., forms ; 24 cm.
Contents: Free software and open source --
Common open source licenses and their structure --
Due diligence, license proliferation, and compatibility --
Audits and compliance initiatives --
Notice requirements --
Patents and open source --
Trademarks and open source --
Open source and open standards --
Developing a corporate open source policy --
Open source code releases --
Technical background : operating system kernels, user space, and elements of programming --
Enforcement of open source licenses --
The border dispute of GPL2 --
License or contract? --
Defining distribution --
Open source in mergers and acquisitions and other transactions --
GPL version 3.0 --
LGPL version 3.0.
Responsibility: Heather J. Meeker.
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This book is a user manual for understanding and deployment of open source software licensing in business. Written for lawyers and businesspeople alike, it explains and analyzes open source licensing  Read more...

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"In her book, Heather Meeker does a good job describing the "border dispute" of the Copyleft provision in the GPL" ( ccsblog , March 16th, 2009) "So I would say, this is the book to read, for a good Read more...

 
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