Legal Challenges to Open Source Licences
University of Sussex
SCRIPT-ed, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.163-170, 2005
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
Date posted: August 2, 2005