September 30, 2008

Review: Intellectual Property and Open Source

Free software inevitably runs into the body of law known collectively as "intellectual property." Many developers do their best to avoid the legal side of things whenever possible; others seem to like nothing better than extended debates on the topic. Regardless of one's own feelings in the matter, the fact remains that the legal system exists, it affects our lives, and that we can only be better off if we understand it. To that end, O'Reilly has published Intellectual Property and Open Source by Van Lindberg.

Link: lwn.net

Category:

  • Open Source
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