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Legal Challenges to Open Source Licences

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

8 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2005  

Andrés Guadamuz

University of Sussex

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.

Keywords: Open source, FUD, software patents, IBM

JEL Classification: K10, K39

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=764065

Andres Guadamuz (Contact Author)

University of Sussex ( email )

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Brighton, BN1 9QN
United Kingdom

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