Chapter 1. Open Source Licensing, Contract, and Copyright Law


Open source licensing and development approaches have been challenging and transforming software development for decades. Although open source licensing is often described as radical, it is built on solid, traditional legal foundations, including the rights granted by copyright under the law of the United States (and elsewhere), and the ways in which basic contract principles can alter and supersede those rights.

Open Source and Free Software Licensing
Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing
ISBN: 0596005814
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 78

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