Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing bridges the gap between the open source vision and the practical implications of its legal underpinnings. If open source and free software licenses interest you, this book will help you understand them. If you’re an open source/free software developer, this book is an absolute necessity.
This book is designed to simplify those decisions, explaining the different licenses and their effects on projects, including both commercial and non-commercial projects. It explores how licenses can be used as glue to bind groups of people together in common, and how the different styles of license interact with different kinds of projects.
Table of Contents
- Open Source Licensing, Contract, and Copyright Law
- The MIT, BSD, Apache, and Academic Free Licenses
- The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla Licenses
- Qt, Artistic, and Creative Commons Licenses
- Non-Open Source Licenses
- Legal Impacts of Open Source and Free Software Licensing
- Software Development Using Open Source and Free Software Licenses
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Number of pages: 208