Open Source Software Law

Voorkant
Artech House, 2004 - 287 pagina's
The rise of the world wide web has brought with it growing software piracy and copyright violations. Open source software (software that is feely re-distributable and includes the source code) has become a central issue in the information technology industry. This unique and comprehensive resource offers a broad introduction to the area of software licensing in the information age. The book helps attorneys, business executives, and programmers understand the basic philosophy and key issues of open source software development and offers expert guidance on how to draft an open source license
 

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Open Source Software
5
Classifications of Software Distribution
8
OSD
13
Endnotes
17
The Open Source DefinitionAppendix 1A The Current Open Source Definition OSD
18
Free Software and the GNU GPL
21
Licensing To Meet Philosophical Objectives
24
Copyright and Copyleft
26
Software and the Public Domain
80
When Source Code Lacks Originality
81
Endnote
85
Electronic Contract Formation
87
ESign
94
UETA
96
UCITA
98
Warranties and As Is Licensing
105

Code Forking
29
What Is Free Software?
30
What Is Free About Free Software?
31
Endnotes
43
Drafting Open Source Licenses
45
BSD License
47
BSD License Template
49
Restricting Commercial Uses
52
AFPL
54
Contract Formation Issues
57
Use Restrictions and Commercial Organizations
60
Artistic License
61
Commercial Open Source Ventures
65
Endnotes
74
About Protecting Property
77
Methods of Propertizing Copyright
78
The Impact of the Internet on Conceptions of Copyright
79
Limitations on Liability
107
Choice of Law Provisions
108
Commercial Models
111
The Jabber Open Source License Template
114
The Open Software License
118
Documentation Licenses
120
Endnotes
122
Open Standards and Public Policy
123
Public Policy
125
Endnotes
127
Rolling Your Own Open Source License
129
Software Licensing Law and Policy
132
Open Source Benefits Are Free
134
Selected Open Source License Templates and Copyright Law Provisions
135
About the Author
247
Index
249
Copyright

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