Open Source and Free Software Licensing

  
Open Source and Free Software Licensing
By Andrew M. St. Laurent
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: August 2004
ISBN: 0-596-00581-4
Pages: 208
   


Licensing is a major part of what open source and freesoftware are all about, but it's still one of the mostcomplicated areas of law. Understanding OpenSource and Free Software Licensing explains yourlicensing options, how they compare and interoperate, andhow license choices affect project possibilities. If you'rean open source/free software developer, this book is anabsolute necessity.

   
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Reviews
• Reader Reviews
• Errata
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Open Source and Free Software Licensing
By Andrew M. St. Laurent
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: August 2004
ISBN: 0-596-00581-4
Pages: 208
   
Copyright
   Preface
      Audience
      Organization
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Comments and Questions
      Acknowledgments
      Chapter 1.  Open Source Licensing, Contract, and Copyright Law
      Section 1.1.  Basic Principles of Copyright Law
      Section 1.2.  Contract and Copyright
      Section 1.3.  Open Source Software Licensing
      Section 1.4.  Issues with Copyrights and Patents
      Section 1.5.  The Open Source Definition
      Section 1.6.  Warranties
      Chapter 2.  The MIT, BSD, Apache, and Academic Free Licenses
      Section 2.1.  The MIT (or X) License
      Section 2.2.  The BSD License
      Section 2.3.  The Apache License, v1.1 and v2.0
      Section 2.4.  The Academic Free License
      Section 2.5.  Application and Philosophy
      Chapter 3.  The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla Licenses
      Section 3.1.  GNU General Public License
      Section 3.2.  GNU Lesser General Public License
      Section 3.3.  The Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1)
      Section 3.4.  Application and Philosophy
      Chapter 4.  Qt, Artistic, and Creative Commons Licenses
      Section 4.1.  The Q Public License
      Section 4.2.  Artistic License (Perl)
      Section 4.3.  Creative Commons Licenses
      Chapter 5.  Non-Open Source Licenses
      Section 5.1.  Classic Proprietary License
      Section 5.2.  Sun Community Source License
      Section 5.3.  Microsoft Shared Source Initiative
      Chapter 6.  Legal Impacts of Open Source and Free Software Licensing
      Section 6.1.  Entering Contracts
      Section 6.2.  Statutory Developments Related to Software Contracts
      Section 6.3.  The Self-Enforcing Nature of Open Source and Free Software Licenses
      Section 6.4.  The Global Scope of Open Source and Free Software Licensing
      Section 6.5.  The "Negative Effects" of Open Source and Free Software Licensing
      Section 6.6.  Community Enforcement of Open Source and Free Software Licenses
      Section 6.7.  Compatible and Incompatible Licensing: Multiple and Cross Licensing
      Chapter 7.  Software Development Using Open Source and Free Software Licenses
      Section 7.1.  Models of Open Source and Free Software Development
      Section 7.2.  Forking
      Section 7.3.  Choosing an Open Source or Free Software License
      Section 7.4.  Drafting Open Source Licenses
      Appendix A.  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License
      Creative Commons Legal Code
   Colophon
   Index
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