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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An attorney in private practice, Heather Meeker is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley who specializes in intellectual property transactions for technology clients in a range of industries including software, communications, educational testing, computer equipment, and medical devices. She has extensive experience in open source licensing strategies and in intellectual property and technology matters related to mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Meeker served as an adjunct professor of law at Hastings College of the Law and University of California Berkeley School of Law, teaching seminars on technology licensing. A member of the American Law Institute (ALI), she has served as an adviser to ALI projects, Principles of the Law of Software Contracts (2010) and Restatement of the Law, Copyright (ongoing). She has also served as counsel for the Mozilla Foundation and other open source organizations. Ms. Meeker graduated from Yale with a BA in economics and earned her JD from Boalt Hall School of Law, where she served as editor in chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Review. Prior to law school, she worked as a software engineer.

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