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No new posts Against Intellectual Monopoly
This book argues through theory and example that intellectual monopoly is not necessary for innovation and as a practical matter is damaging to growth, prosperity and liberty.

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No new posts Create or Perish - The Case for Inventions and Patents
This book explores the history of private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering, leading to the development of worldwide patent systems.

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No new posts Democratizing Innovation
Eric von Hippel looks closely at the emerging system of user-centered innovation, in which users -- both individuals and firms -- often freely share their innovations with others, creating user-innovation communities and a rich intellectual commons.

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No new posts Economic Aspects and Business Models of Free Software
Focuses on the study of Free Software in relation with the private sector and related economic aspects.

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No new posts Free as in Freedom, Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
A biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement.

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No new posts Free Culture
Expertly argued, alarming and surprisingly entertaining look at the current copyright wars.

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No new posts Free For All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans
Explores the history of free software movement, its emerging threat to Microsoft, and its struggle to retain its ideals in the face of big money.

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No new posts Free Software for Busy People
A simple and clear guide for information-civilians that makes the case for free software without getting bogged down in ideology.

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No new posts Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman
Collections of essays and speeches by Richard M. Stallman. Includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, along with new writings on copyright, patent law, and the issue of trusted computing.

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No new posts Innovation Happens Elsewhere - Open Source as Business Strategy
Focuses on what a company needs to do to make open source a part of its business. Included are examples of how companies such as Sun, IBM, HP, and Cisco Systems have successfully benefited from their use of open source.

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No new posts Introduction to Free Software
This book answers questions about free software, the implications of using a free license, the organization of free software projects, main business models associated to them, and things that motivate developers and volunteers to become involved.

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No new posts Legal Aspects of the Information Society
This book contains fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way.

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No new posts Open Source Licensing - Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law
A guide to open source license and licensing issues. Explains how to choose a license for an open source software, and how the chosen license affects developers, managers, lawyers and business.

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No new posts Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
Collection of essays from the leaders of the Free Software / Open Source movement, explaining why the majority of the Internet's servers use Open Source technologies for everything from the operating system to Web serving and email.

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No new posts Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software
Analyzes a number of key topics behind Free and Open Source Software revolution: the motivation, the objective, the processes and tools, the economic and business models, and legal, cultural, and social issues.

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No new posts The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Author Eric S. Raymond anatomizes his successful open source project, fetchmail, as a test of some surprising theories about software engineering suggested by the history of Linux.

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No new posts The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin
Shows the reader just what went into the creation of open source and its worldwide network of contributors and users over the past 50 years.

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No new posts The Rise of Open Source Licensing
A study on how open source has challenged the thinking and actual use of intellectual property in the software industry.

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No new posts The Sources Of Innovation
In this book, Eric Von Hippel challenges the basic assumption that new product innovations are typically developed by product manufacturers and demonstrates that innovation occurs in different places in different industries.

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No new posts Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing
Covering all free software and open source licenses.

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