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Legal Challenges to Open Source Licences


Andrés Guadamuz


University of Sussex


SCRIPT-ed, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.163-170, 2005

Abstract:     
This paper will concentrate on presenting a legal analysis of two of the main challenges to open source software: SCO's litigation and software patents. The paper discusses the validity of such challenges, their possible impact to the future of open source software, and the possible legal defences used against them.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Open source, FUD, software patents, IBM

JEL Classification: K10, K39

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Date posted: August 2, 2005  

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Guadamuz, Andrés, Legal Challenges to Open Source Licences. SCRIPT-ed, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 163-170, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=764065

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Andres Guadamuz (Contact Author)
University of Sussex ( email )
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Brighton, BN1 9QN
United Kingdom
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