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Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing
by Andrew M. St. Laurent

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2004
ISBN/ASIN: 0596005814
ISBN-13: 9780596005818
Number of pages: 224

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Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuses on annotated licenses, offering an in-depth explanation of how they compare and interoperate, and how license choices affect project possibilities. Written in clear language that you don't have to be a lawyer to understand, the book answers such questions as: What rights am I giving up? How will my use of OS/FS licensing affect future users or future developers? Does a particular use of this software--such as combining it with proprietary software--leave me vulnerable to lawsuits?

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