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Open Source Licensing

Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law

by Lawrence Rosen

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Published by Prentice Hall PTR .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7336791M
ISBN 100131487876
ISBN 109780131487871

cnri open source license agreement (for python b1) important: please read the following agreement carefully. BY CLICKING ON "ACCEPT" WHERE INDICATED BELOW, OR BY COPYING, INSTALLING OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON , beta 1 SOFTWARE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE . Chapter 3: The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla Licenses Chapter 4: Qt, Artistic, and Creative Commons Licenses Chapter 5: Non-Open Source Licenses Chapter 6: Legal Impacts of Open Source and Free Software Licensing Chapter 7: Software Development Using Open Source and Free Software Licenses Index. Back to: Open Books .

The authority of the Open Source Initiative, the recognition of the Open Source Definition, and the acceptance of the License-Review Process, which together yeild approved Open Source Software licences, is the standard for identifing Open Source . A permissive software license, sometimes also called BSD-like or BSD-style license, is a free-software license with minimal requirements about how the software can be redistributed. Examples include the GNU All-permissive License, MIT License, BSD licenses, Apple Public Source License and Apache of , the most popular free-software license is the permissive MIT license.

While being the most widely used of the open source licenses, the viral nature of the GPL license can prove problematic for some commercial developers. GPL licensed software, in exchange for keeping downstream uses open, prevents developers from releasing their own derivative programs under more restrictive licenses. Chapter 5. Non-Open Source Licenses In the previous chapters, we have examined open source and free software licenses, all of which permit, to varying extents, substantial inroads on the protections - Selection from Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing [Book].


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Open Source Licensing by Lawrence Rosen Download PDF EPUB FB2

List of open education resources online | Now that open source software is blossoming around the world, it is crucial to understand how open source licenses work and their solid legal foundations.

Open Source Initiative general counsel Lawrence Rosen presents a plain-English guide to open source law Cited by: Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law. "I have studied Rosen's book in detail and am impressed with its scope and content.

I strongly recommend it to anybody interested in the current controversies surrounding open source licensing."/5. Open source licenses do not seek to destroy or steal intellectual property.

The first chapters of this book explain the intellectual property laws that make open source licensing possible.

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Drawing from detailed case studies, historical narrative and the application of economic theory, this book shows how open source licensing is used for strategic advantage. Software developers enter open source /5(2). Source Revolution (DiBona et al., O’Reilly, ). The fundamental purpose of open source licensing is to deny anybody the right to exclusivelyexploit a work.

Typically, in order to permit File Size: KB. I would like to publish an ebook in open-source format on for example GitHub, and I am stuck with what license should be used for this type of work. It seems like many open-source licenses. Legal Impacts of Open Source and Free Software Licensing Entering Contracts Statutory Developments Related to Software Contracts The Self-Enforcing Nature of Open Source and Free Software Licenses The Global Scope of Open Source and Free Software Licensing File Size: 1MB.

Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. To be approved by the Open Source Initiative (also known as the OSI), a license must go through the Open Source Initiative's license review process.

Popular Licenses. Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.

These books. Publish your book. The platform is like an "Heroku for books": you can create a book on it (public, or private) and update it using git push.

Licensing. GitBook is licensed under the Apache License, Version See LICENSE for the full license. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book was suggested to me by engineering manager in Silicon Valley who claims that Heather Meeker, the author, is THE authority in open source licensing law there.

As a developer, this book helped me understand how the law thinks about open /5(11). Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing bridges the gap between the open source vision and the practical implications of its legal underpinnings.

If open source and free software licenses interest you, this book will help you understand them. If you're an open source/free software developer, this book. A complete guide to the law of open source for developers, managers, and lawyers.

This free book, “Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law”, clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, carefully reviews today’s leading licenses.

CRITIQUE OF "OPEN SOURCE LICENSING" BOOK BY LARRY ROSEN What follows is a critique of a book published last year by open source lawyer Larry Rosen titled "Open Source Licensing". Rosen is an important advisor to the open source movement, having written some of their licenses.

What follows is a critique of his book's. An open-source license is a type of license for computer software and other products that allows the source code, blueprint or design to be used, modified and/or shared under defined terms and conditions.

This allows end users and commercial companies to review and modify the source. Open Source Education Foundation and Open Source Initiative, and other organization like these, help disseminate knowledge. Creative Commons has a number of open projects from Khan Academy to Curriki where teachers and parents can find educational materials for children or learn about Creative Commons licenses.

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. If you've held back from devel /5. This book, written by the general counsel of the Open Source Initiative is intended to explain the various licenses that are in common use in the Open Source Community.

It is written in /5(12). Gives a great overview of the open source landscape and a useful, a d interesting, look at various legal aspects of open source licensing. Very well written - not too complex, great /5.Differences in distribution, linking, modification, private use of open source licenses like MIT, GNU GPL, ApacheCreative Commons, BSD licenses.

This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license .