Open Source LicensingSoftware Freedom and Intellectual Property Law

by Lawrence Rosenwith a foreword by Lawrence Lessig

This book was published by Prentice Hall in July 2004.
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Front Matter


Chapter 1: Freedom and Open Source

Chapter 2: Intellectual Property

Chapter 3: Distribution of Software

Chapter 4: Taxonomy of Licenses

Chapter 5: Academic Licenses

Chapter 6: Reciprocity and the GPL

Chapter 7: The Mozilla Public License (MPL)

Chapter 8: The Common Public License (CPL)

Chapter 9: The OSL and the AFL

Chapter 10: Choosing an Open Source License

Chapter 11: Shared Source, Eventual Source, and Other Licensing Models

Chapter 12: Open Source Litigation

Chapter 13: Open Standards

The Open Source Paradigm