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Understanding open source and free software licensing

Author: Andrew M St Laurent
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol, California : O'Reilly, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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If you've held back from developing open source or free software projects because you don't understand the implications of the various licenses, you're not alone. Many developers believe in releasing their software freely, but have hesitated to do so because they're concerned about losing control over their software. Licensing issues are complicated, and both the facts and fallacies you hear word-of-mouth can add to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M St Laurent
ISBN: 1306815940 9781306815949 0596803044 9780596803049 0596553951 9780596553951
OCLC Number: 1159663577
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (231 p.)
Contents: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing; Organization; Conventions Used in This Book; Comments and Questions; Acknowledgments; 1. Open Source Licensing, Contract, and Copyright Law; 1.2. Contract and Copyright; 1.3. Open Source Software Licensing; 1.4. Issues with Copyrights and Patents; 1.5. The Open Source Definition; 1.6. Warranties; 2. The MIT, BSD, Apache, and Academic Free Licenses; 2.2. The BSD License; 2.3. The Apache License, v1.1 and v2.0; 2.3.2. The Apache License, v2.0; 2.4. The Academic Free License; 2.5. Application and Philosophy 3. The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla Licenses3.2. GNU Lesser General Public License; 3.3. The Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1); 3.4. Application and Philosophy; 3.4.2. The Mozilla Public License: Circumstances and Opportunities; 4. Qt, Artistic, and Creative Commons Licenses; 4.2. Artistic License (Perl); 4.3. Creative Commons Licenses; 5. Non-Open Source Licenses; 5.2. Sun Community Source License; 5.3. Microsoft Shared Source Initiative; 6. Legal Impacts of Open Source and Free Software Licensing; 6.2. Statutory Developments Related to Software Contracts 6.3. The Self-Enforcing Nature of Open Source and Free Software Licenses6.4. The Global Scope of Open Source and Free Software Licensing; 6.5. The ""Negative Effects"" of Open Source and Free Software Licensing; 6.6. Community Enforcement of Open Source and Free Software Licenses; 6.7. Compatible and Incompatible Licensing: Multiple and Cross Licensing; 7. Software Development Using Open Source and Free Software Licenses; 7.2. Forking; 7.3. Choosing an Open Source or Free Software License; 7.4. Drafting Open Source Licenses; A. Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License; Colophon
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Abstract:

If you've held back from developing open source or free software projects because you don't understand the implications of the various licenses, you're not alone. Many developers believe in releasing their software freely, but have hesitated to do so because they're concerned about losing control over their software. Licensing issues are complicated, and both the facts and fallacies you hear word-of-mouth can add to the confusion. Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuse.

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