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1 edition of Open source software licensing. found in the catalog.

Open source software licensing.

Open source software licensing.

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Published by Pennsylvania Bar Institute in [Mechanicsburg, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Copyright -- Computer programs -- United States.,
  • Open source software -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Free computer software -- Law and legislation -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesPBI -- no. 2008-5362
    ContributionsPennsylvania Bar Institute.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF3024.C6 O65 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 150 p. :
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22669711M
    LC Control Number2008923693

      Ms. Meeker is an internationally-known specialist in open source software licensing. Her latest book, Open Source for Business, is a definitive handbook for lawyers, engineers, and businesspersons on open source licensing in business. Her Technology Licensing: A . Apache An open source web server, a software foundation, and a permissive license that, unlike the GPL, allows source code to be mixed into non-open source, commercial code. Open core software.

    Open Source Software. Open source software is generally defined as software that is free and comes with the source code that users may modify and redistribute. It is, however licensed, although the license is generally very generous. One normal restriction is that the software itself, any derivative, or any system that includes it must use the. Open-Source License: An open-source license allows for a software product to be shared in certain ways, or for some types of collaborative research or development. In general, open-source licensing allows the source code of a project to be open or transparent, utilized by third parties, or changed or manipulated by members of a developer community.

    Open source business models are commercial business models based on open source software. This webpage contains a short version of a chapter in the new book Advances in software business. Commercial use of open source. For a commercial company, Open Source Software is software that is licensed to that company under an open source license. Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing by Andrew M. St. Laurent. Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. ISBN/ASIN: ISBN Number of pages: Description: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing helps you .


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Open Source Licensing Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law. by Lawrence Rosen with a foreword by Lawrence Lessig. This book was published by Prentice Hall in July Please support the book's author and publisher by buying a print copy. On the negative side, I don't think the book delivers on its promise to present "a plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers".

I see this as a book by a lawyer for lawyers needing to understand software licensing and how open source licensing fits into by: 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.

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Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing -- Second Edition5/5(3). 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. Heather Meeker's Open Source for Business is a practical, readable guide to help businesspeople, engineers, and lawyers understand open source software licensing/5.

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 software licensing.

book Source and Free Software Licensing [Book]. Community Enforcement of Open Source and Free Software Licenses Compatible and Incompatible Licensing: Multiple and Cross Licensing 7.

Software Development Using Open Source and Free Software Licenses. Models of Open Source and Free Software Development Forking Choosing an Open Source or Free Software License File Size: 1MB.

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 code, blueprint or design for their own customization, curiosity or troubleshooting needs. The section Choosing a License at the Civic Commons wiki may be useful, and you can learn more about open source licenses from, Section of the eBook Introduction to Free Software by Hernandez, Jimenez, Barahona, Pascual, and Robles, and Karl Fogel's book, Producing Open Source Software, Chapter 2, "Choosing a License and Applying It.".

Rosen's book is must reading for anyone using or providing open source solutions.” -Stuart Open Source Development LabsA Complete Guide to the Law of Open Source for Developers, Managers, and LawyersNow that open source software is blossoming around the world, it is crucial to understand how open source licenses work-and their solid legal.

While the guide is meant to help educate the public about open source licenses, developers should still consult licensing experts when choosing the proper licenses for their software.

All five of the licenses included in our chart allow commercial and derivative works, but each license differs in their language as well as in their attribution. This book gives a good overview of the open source licenses out there, why open source licensing exists, and what it means for the different types of developers who use it.

While it strikes a good (and obviously difficult) balance between being educational and informative while avoiding legalese or textbook-like explanations, I found it just a /5. The book not only describes the various open source licenses, but covers non-open source as well.

Sun Microsystems Community Source License and Microsoft’s Shared Source Initiative are two that stand out. The last chapter includes a great section on choosing an open source license.

As ofaccording to White Sources Software the MIT license was used in 27% of 4 million open source packages. As of [update], according to Black Duck Software [26] [ better source needed ] and a blog [12] from GitHub, the MIT license was the most popular free software license, with the GNU GPLv2 coming second in their sample Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This online book is intended for anyone considering using Open Source. It describes what open source is, discusses business reasons for using open source, and describes how an open source project works in a day-to-day manner.

( views) Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing by Andrew M. Laurent - O'Reilly Media, Inc.,   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 Author: Lawrence Rosen. To avoid these open source licensing consequences, a software vendor has to install an open source licensing policy and practice.

But what are the negative aspects and side effects of open source licenses. Open source licensing is also a relevant part of due diligence.

The Success of Open Source by Steve Weber; This book is a pure example of how a scholarly and yet easy-to-absorb piece reveals specifics of a somehow complicated subject. The author, Steve Weber, artfully chronicles the development of open source software.

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 is an absolute necessity. 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, and helps you make the best choices for your project or organization.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 is an absolute necessity.Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing -- Second Edition by Heather J Meeker Published by Services LLC.