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Open source software law

Author: Rod Dixon
Publisher: Boston : Artech House, ©2004.
Series: Artech House telecommunications library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Open Source Software Law explores the formal and legal aspects of two revolutionary views of software development and distribution: that software should be offered to users with open access to the source code and that end users should be freely able to modify, copy, or redistribute the software they have legally acquired. The book examines an innovative legal response to the conflict between copyright law and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Dixon
ISBN: 1580537197 9781580537193
OCLC Number: 53483542
Description: xv, 287 pages ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying disk: computer with CD-ROM drive; word processor capable of importing RTF files.
Contents: Open source doftware --
Free software and the GNU GPL --
Drafting open source licenses --
About protecting property --
Electronic contract formation --
Commercial models and open source --
Rolling your own open source license.
Series Title: Artech House telecommunications library.
Responsibility: Rod Dixon.

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This 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  Read more...

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