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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Open Source Licensing, Contract, and Copyright Law

    1. Basic Principles of Copyright Law

    2. Contract and Copyright

    3. Open Source Software Licensing

    4. Issues with Copyrights and Patents

    5. The Open Source Definition

    6. Warranties

  2. Chapter 2 The MIT, BSD, Apache, and Academic Free Licenses

    1. The MIT (or X) License

    2. The BSD License

    3. The Apache License, v1.1 and v2.0

    4. The Academic Free License

    5. Application and Philosophy

  3. Chapter 3 The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla Licenses

    1. GNU General Public License

    2. GNU Lesser General Public License

    3. The Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1)

    4. Application and Philosophy

  4. Chapter 4 Qt, Artistic, and Creative Commons Licenses

    1. The Q Public License

    2. Artistic License (Perl)

    3. Creative Commons Licenses

  5. Chapter 5 Non-Open Source Licenses

    1. Classic Proprietary License

    2. Sun Community Source License

    3. Microsoft Shared Source Initiative

  6. Chapter 6 Legal Impacts of Open Source and Free Software Licensing

    1. Entering Contracts

    2. Statutory Developments Related to Software Contracts

    3. The Self-Enforcing Nature of Open Source and Free Software Licenses

    4. The Global Scope of Open Source and Free Software Licensing

    5. The "Negative Effects" of Open Source and Free Software Licensing

    6. Community Enforcement of Open Source and Free Software Licenses

    7. Compatible and Incompatible Licensing: Multiple and Cross Licensing

  7. Chapter 7 Software Development Using Open Source and Free Software Licenses

    1. Models of Open Source and Free Software Development

    2. Forking

    3. Choosing an Open Source or Free Software License

    4. Drafting Open Source Licenses

  1. Appendix A Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License

    1. Creative Commons Legal Code

  2. Colophon