Review: Intellectual Property and Open Source
Posted Sep 12, 2008 19:04 UTC (Fri) by pr1268
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Wow... Impressive. I really like the pervasive use of CS-related analogies to help draw together the concepts of intellectual property law.
I admire how the author appears to restrict his open-source license recommendations to a select few. Based on the license-proliferation discussions I've read here at LWN, I can see how this may be welcome advice.
(It is interesting, actually, that the author managed to write this entire book without mentioning SCO once.)
The SCO debacle speaks for itself; Mr. Lindberg was wise to avoid beating that dead horse. Plus, it may simply be too soon to form a picture of the legal effects of SCO's undoing; often it takes years for an accurate legal and historical analysis to be made (several high-profile Microsoft lawsuits dating back to the 1980s come to mind).
Thank you, Jon, for taking the time to read this and give us your opinion. I may actually invest in this book (budget permitting) simply to learn more about why a lot of the necessary procedures take place with respect to the Linux Kernel, online code repositories, the GPL, etc.
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