Friday, June 01, 2007

This Week's Featured Book

The Featured Book of the Week is Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law by Lawrence Rosen and published by Prentice Hall PTR.

“Now that open source software is blossoming around the world, it is crucial to understand how open source licenses work—and their solid legal foundations. Open Source Initiative general counsel Lawrence Rosen presents a plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, carefully reviews today’s leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices for your project or organization...” - Book Description

“I have studied Rosen’s book in detail and am impressed with its scope and content. I strongly recommend it to anybody interested in the current controversies surrounding open source licensing.” - John Terpstra,; cofounder, Samba-Team

“Linux and open source software have forever altered the computing landscape. The important conversations no longer revolve around the technology but rather the business and legal issues. Rosen’s book is must reading for anyone using or providing open source solutions.” - Stuart Open Source Development Labs

Open Source Licensing will be available to borrow after Friday, June 8, 2007.

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