A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors

Analyses and Model Forms
Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590315743
Category: Law
Page: 345
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This guidebook examines the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license and, where appropriate, relevant ancillary issues such as software development as well as maintenance and support. A companion CD-ROM is included with customizable agreements and relevant forms.

A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors

Analyses and Model Forms
Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318492
Category: Computers
Page: 651
View: 3609

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This new Second Edition updates its first edition published in 2005 by examining the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. This resource is accompanied by and cross-referenced to an annotated software license. A detailed index and companion CD-ROM is also included for customization of the software license and related forms.

One simple idea

so machen Sie aus Ihren Ideen eine Goldmine und lassen andere für sich arbeiten
Author: Stephen Key
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783942888516
Category:
Page: 331
View: 8666

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Intellectual Property and Open Source

A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
Author: Van Lindberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449391102
Category: Computers
Page: 386
View: 2367

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"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.

Frei wie in Freiheit


Author: Sam Williams,Richard Stallman,Theo Walm
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326662341
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services


Author: Tomas A. Lipinski
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 155570610X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 734
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Legal expert Lipinski offers a definitive sourcebook for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing. Readers will find clear guidance on deciphering the legalese in agreements, advice on negotiating or countering provisions with library-friendly alternatives, and detailed explanations of specific licenses as well as a discussion of issues regarding online and information contracting.

The Intangible Assets Handbook

Maximizing Value from Intangible Assets
Author: Weston Anson,David C. Drews
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590317433
Category: Law
Page: 216
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This handbook is intended as a useful document for intangible asset management inquiries, with a special emphasis on licensing, transaction due diligence and bankruptcy. It attempts to help improve the management of companies with underleveraged intangible asset portfolios. Relevant exhibits, case studies, common terms, and a detailed index are also included.

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Guide to Navigating Licensing Issues in Existing & New Software
Author: Andrew M. St. Laurent
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553951
Category: Computers
Page: 208
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If you've held back from developing open source or free software projects because you don't understand the implications of the various licenses, you're not alone. Many developers believe in releasing their software freely, but have hesitated to do so because they're concerned about losing control over their software. Licensing issues are complicated, and both the facts and fallacies you hear word-of-mouth can add to the confusion.Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuses on annotated licenses, offering an in-depth explanation of how they compare and interoperate, and how license choices affect project possibilities. Written in clear language that you don't have to be a lawyer to understand, the book answers such questions as: What rights am I giving up? How will my use of OS/FS licensing affect future users or future developers? Does a particular use of this software--such as combining it with proprietary software--leave me vulnerable to lawsuits?Following a quick look at copyright law, contracts, and the definition of "open source," the book tackles the spectrum of licensing, including: The MIT (or X), BSD, Apache and Academic Free licenses The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla licenses The QT, Artistic, and Creative Commons licenses Classic Proprietary licenses Sun Community Source license and Microsoft Shared Source project The book wraps up with a look at the legal effects--both positive and negative--of open source/free software licensing.Licensing is a major part of what open source and free software are all about, but it's still one of the most complicated areas of law. Even the very simple licenses are tricky. Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing bridges the gap between the open source vision and the practical implications of its legal underpinnings. If open source and free software licenses interest you, this book will help you understand them. If you're an open source/free software developer, this book is an absolute necessity.

Open Source Knowledge Management


Author: Georg Hüttenegger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540330763
Category: Computers
Page: 285
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Das Buch präsentiert die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten von Open Source Software zur Unterstützung von Wissensmanagement. Der Autor erläutert die Grundlagen und Einsatzmöglichkeiten von Open Source Software beim Knowledge Management und entwickelt auf Grund von Analysen konkreter Open Source Produkte Entscheidungskriterien und Anleitungen für die Einführung und Verbesserung von Knowledge Management und Open Source Software. Kosteneinsparungen und Effizienz finden dabei besondere Beachtung. Die unverzichtbare organisatorische Basis wird ebenso beleuchtet wie die Möglichkeiten einer schrittweisen Einführung in einer konkreten Organisation. Damit beleuchtet der Autor nicht nur die verschiedenen Facetten für das Open Source Knowledge Management, sondern zeigt auch direkt umsetzbare Teillösungen.

Freie Kultur

Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität
Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783937514154
Category:
Page: 304
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Netzwerke für Dummies


Author: Doug Lowe,Gerhard Franken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527802983
Category: Computers
Page: 510
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Dieses Buch hilft Ihnen bei der Installation, Konfiguration und Administration Ihres ersten Netzwerks, ganz egal, ob Sie es zu Hause oder beruflich einrichten. Doug Lowe unterstützt Sie bei der Auswahl des Betriebssystems, bei der Verlegung der Kabel und bei der Installation des Serverrechners und der darauf laufenden Software. Und dann geht es ran ans Netz: Benutzerkonten einrichten, Datei-, Mail- und Webserver konfigurieren, Mobilgeräte integrieren und vieles mehr. Und natürlich kommen auch die Themen Backup, Sicherheit und Leistungsoptimierung nicht zu kurz. Das Buch hat den Fokus auf Windows-Servern, geht aber gelegentlich auch auf die Alternativen Linux und Mac OS ein.

Little Brother


Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644422311
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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Cooler, cleverer und radikaler, als der Staat erlaubt! Marcus, alias «w1n5t0n», ist 17, smart und ein begeisterter Gamer. Als Terroristen die Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco in die Luft sprengen, befinden er und seine Freunde sich zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Agenten der Sicherheitsbehörde halten sie für verdächtig und verschleppen sie auf eine geheime Insel, wo sie tagelang verhört, schikaniert und gedemütigt werden. Als Marcus freikommt, hat sich San Francisco in einen Überwachungsstaat verwandelt. Jeder Bürger – ein potentieller Terrorist; Menschenrechte – zweitrangig; Freiheit – ein «Sicherheitsrisiko». Marcus und seine Freunde können nicht akzeptieren, was geschehen ist – und beschließen, sich zu wehren. Mit Hilfe subversiver neuer Medien organisieren sie sich zu einer «Gamer-Guerilla». Ihr Plan: Sabotage der staatlichen Überwachung. Ihre Waffen: die Zukunftstechnologien. Ihr Ziel: der Sturz der Regierung.

Open source software


Author: Till Jaeger,Axel Metzger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783406538032
Category: Computer software industry
Page: 298
View: 7963

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Backup

Roman
Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641077265
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Leben als Sicherungskopie Die virtuelle Revolution hat ein Utopia erzeugt, in dem es keinen Tod und keine Krankheit mehr gibt – jeder kann seinen Geist abspeichern und ihn in einen neuen Körper laden. Doch es kommt vor, dass diese „Backups“ nicht immer dem neuesten Stand entsprechen und Menschen mit veralteten Daten im Kopf herumlaufen. Ein Umstand, den sich so manche kriminelle Organisation zunutze macht ...

The IT/digital Legal Companion

A Comprehensive Business Guide to Software, Internet, and IP Law : Includes Contracts and Web Forms
Author: Gene K. Landy,Amy J. Mastrobattista
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597492566
Category: Computers
Page: 1209
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To compete effectively in digital business markets, those in the business sector need to understand how the law affects digital technology business. This legal companion for those competing in digital business markets includes sample downloadable forms for online deals and transactions.