Intellectual Property and Open Source is for anyone who wants to understand how the law views intellectual property rights in code and other content. As an attorney and a programmer, Lindberg provides a clear look at these issues from a developer’s point of view, along with practical advice for situations you are likely to encounter, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and open source licenses.
” How open source and intellectual property work together
” How to handle copyright, licensing, and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer
” How to pursue your own ideas while working for someone else
” How to reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble
” What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see whether it applies to your work
” What to consider when choosing an open source license
” When your idea is a trade secret
” Intellectual property issues that occur when starting a business or an open source project
Most legal sources are scattered, arcane, and tedious 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 invaluable to their work.
Intellectual Property and Open Source
ISBN: 9780596517960, 390 pages, $34.99, £21.99, 28 Ã¢â€šÂ¬