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Publication of Fifth Issue - International Free and Open Source Software Law Review, a perfect read
for the holiday season
The Editorial Committee is delighted to announce issue five of the 'International Free and Open
Source Software Law Review' (IFOSS L. Rev.) is available for free access on our website in HTML and
PDF format. IFOSSL. Rev. is a peer-reviewed biannual legal review dedicated to analysis and debate
around Free and Open Source Software legal issues.
The latest issue includes the following papers from leading experts:
? "Interoperability and open standards: the key to a real openness" by Simone Aliprandi
? "Compatibility Of The Licensing Of Embedded Patents With Open Source Licensing Terms" by Iain G.
Mitchell QC and Stephen Mason
? "Patentable Subject Matter: The View from Europe" by Avi Freeman
? "Open source licensing notices in Web applications" by Arnoud Engelfriet
? "Groklaw - Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going" by Mark Webbink
? "Free and Open Source Software Compliance: An Operational Perspective" by Philip L Koltun
Following the principles of the Free and Open Source Software movement, IFOSS L. Rev. can be freely
reproduced by anyone for commercial and non-commercial use. It is available in HTML and PDF format
Background and Editorial Committee
Since its launch in July 2009, IFOSSL. Rev. has lead the field in legal analysis and commentary
around Free and Open Source issues. It continues in the spirit of structured analysis and quality
legal reportage that is becoming the hallmark of the publication.
The journal's Editorial Committee is made up of members of the European Legal Network, a group
founded by Free Software Foundation Europe in 2007 to connect legal experts engaging with FOSS.
Today, the network is the world's largest community of lawyers and licensing specialists in the
field, containing over 280 specialists from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.
Financing and support:
The Editorial Committee of IFOSS L. Rev. thanks the NLnet Foundation for their support in founding
the publication, the Mozilla Foundation, Open Invention Network and Black Duck Software for initial
financial support, advertising sponsors HP for their current financial support, and Free Software
Foundation Europe for establishing the European Legal Network. While none of these organisations
has any editorial control over IFOSS L. Rev., their contribution is highly appreciated.
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