Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2008. gada 15. jūl. - 386 lappuses
"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society
If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter.
Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as:
Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.
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... example, those in commercial contexts will find it useful to learn how their day-to-day jobs brush up against IP law. Entrepreneurs will be particularly interested in who owns the code and the concepts behind their companies. Open ...
... example, it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever be able to open a steakhouse named McDonald's. That name is too attached to the well-known fast food chain, and it is quite conceivable that it will be used and associated with that ...
... example. The cost of creating SSL was (and is) enormous; it includes the cost of developing the theories and algorithms governing SSL, as well as the cost of translating those algorithms into fast, efficient, and correct code. For those ...
... example, food, cars, and physical goods generally are examples of rivalrous goods. If I eat a banana, nobody else can eat it. Another rivalrous good familiar to anybody with teenagers is the mirror in the bathroom; if one person is ...
... example, I have at times been a member of a CD club, one where you can get 7 or 10 CDs for the price of one. The CD promotion could theoretically be applied to an infinite number of people, since there is nothing in the nature of the CD ...
Chapter 4 Copyright
Chapter 5 Trademarks
Chapter 6 Trade Secrets
Chapter 7 Contracts and Licenses
Chapter 8 The Economic and Legal Foundations of Open Source Software
Appendix B Open Source License List
Appendix C Free Software License List
Appendix D Fedora License List and GPL Compatibility
Appendix E Public Domain Declaration
Appendix F The Simplified BSD License
Appendix G The Apache License Version 20
Appendix H The Mozilla Public License Version 11
Appendix I The GNU Lesser General Public License Version 21
Chapter 9 So I Have an Idea
Chapter 10 Choosing a License
Chapter 11 Accepting Patches and Contributions
Chapter 12 Working with the GPL
Chapter 13 Reverse Engineering
Chapter 14 Incorporating As a NonProfit
Appendix A Sample Proprietary Information Agreement PIA
Appendix J The GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3
Appendix K The GNU General Public License Version 2 June 1991
Appendix L The GNU General Public License Version 3 June 2007
Appendix M The Open Software License Version 30