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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No person should act, or fail to act, on any legal matter based on the contents of this book. In short, it is a work of fiction, any resemblance to characters living or dead is purely coincidental, etc. I hope you enjoy it.
Once a person has paid the cost of creation, however, the economic cost of a second person using that knowledge moves down to essentially zero. The SSL libraries used to encrypt HTTP traffic are a good example.
Rivalrous goods A rivalrous good is something that only one person can have at a time. For example, food, cars, and physical goods generally are examples of rivalrous goods. If I eat a banana, nobody else can eat it.
A non-rivalrous good, therefore, is something that people can share at the same time without any single person having to even temporarily give up part of it. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, each person possesses the whole of it.
If only one person (or a finite, countable number of people) can possess the good at one time, and the owner of the good has the power to keep others away, then it is a private good. One way to think about private goods is to analogize ...
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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