Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing (Andrew M. St. Laurent)

 
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Knowledge open supply and free software program Licensing allows you are making the experience of the one-of-a-kind options available to you. This concise guide specializes in annotated licenses, imparting an in-depth explanation of the way they compare and interoperate, and the way license alternatives affect project opportunities.

Following a quick look at copyright law, contracts, and the definition of "open source," the book tackles the spectrum of licensing, including:

  • The MIT (or X), BSD, Apache, and Academic Free licenses
  • The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla licenses
  • The QT, Artistic, and Creative Commons licenses
  • Classic Proprietary licenses
  • Sun Community Source license and Microsoft Shared Source project

The book wraps up with a look at the legal effects--both positive and negative--of open source/free software licenses.

Licensing is a chief part of what open source and loose software are all approximately, however it is nonetheless one of the most complex areas of law. Even the very simple licenses are tricky. knowledge open supply and free software program Licensing bridges the gap between the open-source imaginative and prescient and the realistic implications of its legal underpinnings. If open-source and unfastened software program licenses interest you, this e-book will help you understand them. in case you're an open-source/unfastened software developer, this e-book is an absolute necessity.

Ebook Details

About the Authors
Andrew M. St. Laurent is an experienced attorney with a protracted-time interest in intellectual belongings, specifically software program licensing.
Published
Published Date / Year
Annotated edition (August 2004)
Hardcover
224 pages
eBook Format
HTML and PDF (201 pages)
ISBN-10
0596005814
ISBN-13
978-0596005818

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