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  1. Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing
    Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing
    Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing
    Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing
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  2. Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing

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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

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If you want to understand and speak the open source lingo fluently, then Meeker’s latest The Open (Source) for Business is your resource. It unassumingly starts by explaining the basics of software. Then, helpfully dives into open source basics and related intellectual property issues. And, before you know it, you will find yourself enjoying what Meeker does best: skillfully dissecting and organizing much more advanced open sources concepts and problems in the context of corporate merger and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulations. Don’t be surprised if you end up loving the book just a little too much (despite the notoriously unsexy subject matter)! Meeker’s well-written, practical, and approachable book is an opportunity to re-discover your nerdy virtues as you become proficient in open source concepts. At the end of this enjoyable ride, anticipating, navigating, and addressing open source issues will be one of many benefits obtained from reading... Read more
The best book on this subject so far!!!
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