Open Source Software Law

  • Hardcover: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Artech House Publishers; Bk&CD-Rom edition (December 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580537197

The rise of the world wide web has brought with it growing software piracy and copyright violations. Open source software (software that is feely re-distributable and includes the source code) has become a central issue in the information technology industry. This unique and comprehensive resource offers a broad introduction to the area of software licensing in the information age. The book helps attorneys, business executives, and programmers understand the basic philosophy and key issues of open source software development and offers expert guidance on how to draft an open source license