Some documents I would like to share with you…
- Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing, by Andrew M. St. Laurent, O’Reilly, August 2004.
- Download (pdf; 1.6 Mo; 200 pages)
- The publisher’s page (to buy a printed edition or a digital edition)
- © O’Reilly, Creative Commons Attribution no derivatives. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/
An excellent overview on the state of Free Software Licences, with detailed explanations on the different logics behind those core elements of Software freedom. The book is relatively easy to understand for non-lawyers and avoids to fall into trollic traps. A very objective work. But it’s not where you will find the philosophic analysis of law and its effect on society or business.
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