Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing
by Andrew M. St. Laurent
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2004
Number of pages: 224
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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by Karl Fogel - O'Reilly Media, Inc
This book for software developers and managers who are considering starting an open source project. It should also be helpful for people who just want to participate in an open source project but have never done so before.
by Donald K. Rosenberg - Hungry Minds
Does Linux and other Open Source software really make good business sense? What are the opportunities and risks? This book provides the answers. Written by a respected Open Source authority, it provides a clear, objective analysis.
by Lawrence Rosen - Prentice Hall
A plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, reviews today's leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices.
by Kenneth Wong, Phet Sayo - Wikibooks
This primer is the first in a series of primers focused on the FOSS movement. It gives an overview of the issues and technologies involved. Although geared more for developing countries, the points discussed are relevant around the world.