Intellectual Property and Open Source

Filename: intellectual-property-and-open-source.pdf
ISBN: 1449391109
Release Date: 2008-07-15
Number of pages: 386
Author: Van Lindberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Intellectual Property and Open Source in PDF and EPUB "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: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? 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.


Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Filename: understanding-open-source-and-free-software-licensing.pdf
ISBN: 9780596005818
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 193
Author: Andrew Laurent
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing in PDF and EPUB Describes the legal implications of open source and free software licensing and provides an explanation of what an open source software license actually is, and how to draft one for personal use.


Open Source for Business

Filename: open-source-for-business.pdf
ISBN: 1511617772
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Number of pages: 344
Author: Heather Meeker
Publisher: CreateSpace

Download and read online Open Source for Business in PDF and EPUB Heather Meeker's Open Source for Business is a practical, readable guide to help businesspeople, engineers, and lawyers understand open source software licensing. Based on the author's twenty years as an attorney working at the crossroads of intellectual property and technology, this guide explains the legal and technical principles behind open source licensing so you can make the right decisions for your business. It offers tips on using open source, contributing to open source projects, and releasing your own open source software. You'll also find quick-reference tables on the major open source licenses, plus forms and checklists you can use to promote compliance. In this book, you will learn . . .* Why open source is not a "virus"* What the GPL is and how to handle it* When and how to conduct open source audits* What a user-friendly open source policy looks like* How to avoid and respond to open source enforcement claims* How to use open source to fight patent infringement claims* How to manage trademarks for open source products


The Open Source Alternative

Filename: the-open-source-alternative.pdf
ISBN: 0470255811
Release Date: 2008-05-02
Number of pages: 256
Author: Heather J. Meeker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Open Source Alternative in PDF and EPUB This book is a user manual for understanding and deployment of open source software licensing in business. Written for lawyers and businesspeople alike, it explains and analyzes open source licensing issues, and gives practical suggestions on how to deal with open source licensing in a business context. Including useful forms, information, and both technical and licensing background, this book will help you avoid legal pitfalls and edcuate your organization about the risks of open source.


Open Source Licensing

Filename: open-source-licensing.pdf
ISBN: 0131487876
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 396
Author: Lawrence E. Rosen
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Download and read online Open Source Licensing in PDF and EPUB Covers the legal implications of open source and free software licensing and the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing.


Producing Open Source Software

Filename: producing-open-source-software.pdf
ISBN: 0596552998
Release Date: 2005-10-07
Number of pages: 304
Author: Karl Fogel
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Producing Open Source Software in PDF and EPUB The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among numerous developers who volunteer their time and energy to create better software. The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level. The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project. While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.


A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors

Filename: a-practical-guide-to-software-licensing-for-licensees-and-licensors.pdf
ISBN: 1590318498
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 651
Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: American Bar Association

Download and read online A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors in PDF and EPUB This new Second Edition updates its first edition published in 2005 by examining the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. This resource is accompanied by and cross-referenced to an annotated software license. A detailed index and companion CD-ROM is also included for customization of the software license and related forms.


Embedded Linux Primer

Filename: embedded-linux-primer.pdf
ISBN: 0137061102
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Number of pages: 576
Author: Christopher Hallinan
Publisher: Pearson Education

Download and read online Embedded Linux Primer in PDF and EPUB Up-to-the-Minute, Complete Guidance for Developing Embedded Solutions with Linux Linux has emerged as today’s #1 operating system for embedded products. Christopher Hallinan’s Embedded Linux Primer has proven itself as the definitive real-world guide to building efficient, high-value, embedded systems with Linux. Now, Hallinan has thoroughly updated this highly praised book for the newest Linux kernels, capabilities, tools, and hardware support, including advanced multicore processors. Drawing on more than a decade of embedded Linux experience, Hallinan helps you rapidly climb the learning curve, whether you’re moving from legacy environments or you’re new to embedded programming. Hallinan addresses today’s most important development challenges and demonstrates how to solve the problems you’re most likely to encounter. You’ll learn how to build a modern, efficient embedded Linux development environment, and then utilize it as productively as possible. Hallinan offers up-to-date guidance on everything from kernel configuration and initialization to bootloaders, device drivers to file systems, and BusyBox utilities to real-time configuration and system analysis. This edition adds entirely new chapters on UDEV, USB, and open source build systems. Tour the typical embedded system and development environment and understand its concepts and components. Understand the Linux kernel and userspace initialization processes. Preview bootloaders, with specific emphasis on U-Boot. Configure the Memory Technology Devices (MTD) subsystem to interface with flash (and other) memory devices. Make the most of BusyBox and latest open source development tools. Learn from expanded and updated coverage of kernel debugging. Build and analyze real-time systems with Linux. Learn to configure device files and driver loading with UDEV. Walk through detailed coverage of the USB subsystem. Introduces the latest open source embedded Linux build systems. Reference appendices include U-Boot and BusyBox commands.


Free and Open Source Software

Filename: free-and-open-source-software.pdf
ISBN: 0199680493
Release Date: 2013-11
Number of pages: 528
Author: Noam Shemtov
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Free and Open Source Software in PDF and EPUB Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has become an increasingly important part of everyday products (such as Android phones) and everyday systems (such as Linux). The book will be the first comprehensive examination of the legal, commerical and policy aspects of FOSS from a European perspective.


Open Source Security Tools

Filename: open-source-security-tools.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015059310576
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 578
Author: Tony Howlett
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

Download and read online Open Source Security Tools in PDF and EPUB An introduction to Open source security tools covers such topics as installing an open source firewall, using sniffers and network-intrusion systems, scanning ports, and encrypting communications.


A Manager s Guide to IT Law

Filename: a-manager-s-guide-to-it-law.pdf
ISBN: 9781906124755
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 205
Author: Jeremy Holt
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

Download and read online A Manager s Guide to IT Law in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive guide for management professionals discusses the IT-related legal issues faced by businesses on a daily basis. Legal concepts and terminology are notoriously difficult for non-specialists, especially in the fast-moving field of IT. This book explains, in plain English, the most relevant legal frameworks, with examples from actual case law used to illustrate the kinds of problems and disputes that most commonly arise. Contents include IT Contracts; Systems Procurement Contracts; Avoiding Employment Problems; Instructing an IT Consultant; Intellectual Property Law for Computer Users; Cloud Computing; Outsourcing; Source Code Escrow; Data Protection; Doing Business Online; Setting Up Joint Ventures; Freedom of Information; WEEE Regulations; Resolving Disputes.


Technology Licensing

Filename: technology-licensing.pdf
ISBN: 1604429879
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 185
Author:
Publisher: American Bar Association

Download and read online Technology Licensing in PDF and EPUB


A Guide to IT Contracting

Filename: a-guide-to-it-contracting.pdf
ISBN: 9781466597914
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Number of pages: 448
Author: Michael R. Overly
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online A Guide to IT Contracting in PDF and EPUB Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.


The Tech Contracts Handbook

Filename: the-tech-contracts-handbook.pdf
ISBN: 1634251784
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Number of pages: 275
Author: David W. Tollen
Publisher: American Bar Association

Download and read online The Tech Contracts Handbook in PDF and EPUB This is a distinctly user-friendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. Written in a plain-English, jargon-free style, it is intended for lawyers and contract managers, as well as anyone with responsibility for getting IT deals done. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language.


The IT Digital Legal Companion

Filename: the-it-digital-legal-companion.pdf
ISBN: 9780080558820
Release Date: 2008-08-13
Number of pages: 1254
Author: Gene K. Landy
Publisher: Syngress

Download and read online The IT Digital Legal Companion in PDF and EPUB The IT/Digital Legal Companion is a comprehensive business and legal guidance covering intellectual property for digital business; digital contract fundamentals; open source rules and strategies; development, consulting and outsourcing; software as a service; business software licensing, partnering, and distribution; web and Internet agreements; privacy on the Internet; digital multimedia content clearance and distribution; IT standards; video game development and content deals; international distribution; and user-created content, mash-ups, MMOGs, and web widgets. Chapters deal with topics such as copyrights on the Internet, for software protection and around the world; trademarks and domain names; patents and digital technology companies; trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements; confidentiality, rights transfer, and non-competition agreements for employees; introduction to digital product and service contracts; a pragmatic guide to open source; IT services - development, outsourcing, and consulting; beta test agreements; commercial end-user agreements; terms of use for web sites and online applications; privacy and use of personal data; digital technology standards - opportunities, risks, and strategies; content for digital media; and deals in the web and mobile value chains. This book is intended for executives, entrepreneurs, finance and business development officers; technology and engineering officers; marketers, licensing professionals, and technology professionals; in-house counsel; and anyone else that deals with software or digital technology in business. Comprehensive Business and Legal Guidance including * Securing Intellectual Property for Digital Business * Digital Contract Fundamentals * Open Source Rules and Strategies * Development, Consulting and Outsourcing * Software as a Service * Business Software Licensing, Partnering, and Distribution * Web and Internet Agreements * Privacy on the Internet * Digital Multimedia Content Clearance and Distribution * IT Standards * Video Game Development and Content Deals * International Distribution * User-Created Content, Mash-Ups, MMOGs, and Web Widgets * And Much More Key Features: * Up-to-the-Moment Legal Guide * In Plain English * Includes 38 Contract and Web Forms in the Book