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 Henrik Ingo - Lulu.com
The book spotlights the people, businesses, values and practices of the Open Source world. It discusses the philosophy of openness, Open Source culture, business models, economic and ethical sustainability, mining, literature, and fashion design.
by Ron Goldman, Richard P. Gabriel - Morgan Kaufmann
This online book is intended for anyone considering using Open Source. It describes what open source is, discusses business reasons for using open source, and describes how an open source project works in a day-to-day manner.
by Rachna Kapur, at al. - IBM Corporation
This books gets you started into the fascinating world of open source software development. Using the exercises and case studies provided, you will get good hands-on experience to contribute to and start open source projects.
by Lexi Rubow, Rachael Shen, Brianna Schofield - Authors Alliance
Our goal is to encourage our members to consider open access publishing by addressing common concerns and by providing real-life tools that authors can use to work with publishers, institutions, and funders to make their works more widely accessible.