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Intellectual property and open source

Intellectual property and open source

Author: Van Lindberg
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif : O'Reilly Media, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL.--from publisher description.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lindberg, Van.
Intellectual property and open source.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2008
(DLC) 2009289957
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Van Lindberg
ISBN: 9780596517960 0596517963 9780596154677 0596154674 9781449391102 1449391109
OCLC Number: 297575265
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 371 pages)
Contents: The economic and legal foundations of intellectual property --
The patent document --
The patent system --
Copyright --
Trademarks --
Trade secrets --
Contracts and licenses --
The economic and legal foundations of open source software --
So I have an idea ... --
Choosing a license --
Accepting patches and contributions --
Working with GPL --
Reverse engineering --
Incorporating as a non-profit --
Appendices: Sample proprietary information agreement (PIA) ; Open source license list ; Free software license list ; Fedora license list and GPL compatibility ; Public domain declaration ; The simplified BSD license ; The Apache license, version 2.0 ; The Mozilla public license, version 1.1 ; The GNU lesser general public license, version 2.1 ; The GNU lesser general public license, version 3 ; The GNU general public license, version 2, June 1991 ; The GNU general public license, version 3, June 2007 ; The open software license, version 3.0.
Responsibility: Van Lindberg.


Gives developers an understanding of what constitutes intellectual property, complete with advice and a set of principles they can use to pursue open source projects without getting into legal  Read more...


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