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Understanding open source and free software licensing

Author: Andrew M St Laurent
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Many developers may believe in releasing their software freely but have hesitated because licensing issues are complicated, and their managers are afraid of losing control of the software. Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing clears up the confusion over open source and free software licenses and shows developers how to use them effectively. Readers will find in-depth explanations of how licenses  Read more...
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St. Laurent, Andrew M.
Understanding open source and free software licensing.
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2004
(OCoLC)607435378
Online version:
St. Laurent, Andrew M.
Understanding open source and free software licensing.
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2004
(OCoLC)610260367
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M St Laurent
ISBN: 0596005814 9780596005818
OCLC Number: 56643828
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 193 : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
Contents: Open source licensing, contract, and copyright law --
The MIT, BSD, Apache, and academic free licenses --
The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla licenses --
Qt, artistic, and Creative Commons licenses --
Non-open source licenses --
Legal impacts of open source and free software licensing --
Software development using open source and free software licenses.
Responsibility: Andrew M. St. Laurent.
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Licensing is a major part of what open source and free software are all about, but it's still one of the most complicated areas of law. This book explains your licensing options, how they compare and  Read more...

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