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The open source alternative : understanding risks and leveraging opportunities

Author: Heather J Meeker
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
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A user manual for understanding and deployment of open source software licensing in business, this book explains and analyzes open source licensing issues, and gives practical suggestions on how to deal with open source licensing in a business context. It is written for lawyers and businesspeople alike.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Patents
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meeker, Heather J., 1959-
Open source alternative.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(DLC) 2007034466
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather J Meeker
ISBN: 9781119197706 1119197708 9780470255810 0470255811 6611217347 9786611217341
OCLC Number: 402442105
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : illustrations
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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"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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