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 2004.
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This book is available online under the Academic Free License version 3.0. Links to the individual chapters are shown below.
- 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