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Books under this sub-category (20 books)

Against Intellectual Monopoly

Post date: 11 Sep 2009
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.
Author(s): Michele Boldrin David K. Levine
Publication date: 01 Jul 2008
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Against Intellectual Monopoly

Against Intellectual Monopoly

Post date: 11 Sep 2009
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.
Author(s): Michele Boldrin David K. Levine
Publication date: 01 Jul 2008
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Create or Perish - The Case for Inventions and Patents

Post date: 12 Apr 2011
This book explores the history of private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering, leading to the development of worldwide patent systems.
Author(s): Robert H. Rines
Publication date: 31 Dec 1964
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Create or Perish - The Case for Inventions and Patents

Create or Perish - The Case for Inventions and Patents

Post date: 12 Apr 2011
This book explores the history of private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering, leading to the development of worldwide patent systems.
Author(s): Robert H. Rines
Publication date: 31 Dec 1964
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Democratizing Innovation

Post date: 17 Sep 2006
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.
Author(s): Eric Von Hippel
Publication date: 17 Feb 2006
License: Creative Commons License
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Democratizing Innovation

Democratizing Innovation

Post date: 17 Sep 2006
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.
Author(s): Eric Von Hippel
Publication date: 17 Feb 2006
License: Creative Commons License
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Economic Aspects and Business Models of Free Software

Post date: 03 Sep 2010
Focuses on the study of Free Software in relation with the private sector and related economic aspects.
 
Economic Aspects and Business Models of Free Software

Economic Aspects and Business Models of Free Software

Post date: 03 Sep 2010
Focuses on the study of Free Software in relation with the private sector and related economic aspects.

Free as in Freedom, Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software

Post date: 28 Oct 2004
A biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement.
Author(s): Sam Williams
Publication date: 01 Mar 2002
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Free as in Freedom, Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software

Free as in Freedom, Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software

Post date: 28 Oct 2004
A biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement.
Author(s): Sam Williams
Publication date: 01 Mar 2002
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Free Culture

Post date: 29 Jan 2005
Expertly argued, alarming and surprisingly entertaining look at the current copyright wars.
Author(s): Lawrence Lessig
Publication date: 01 Mar 2004
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Free Culture

Free Culture

Post date: 29 Jan 2005
Expertly argued, alarming and surprisingly entertaining look at the current copyright wars.
Author(s): Lawrence Lessig
Publication date: 01 Mar 2004
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Free For All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans

Post date: 09 Feb 2005
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.
 
Free For All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans

Free For All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans

Post date: 09 Feb 2005
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.

Free Software for Busy People

Post date: 31 Mar 2007
A simple and clear guide for information-civilians that makes the case for free software without getting bogged down in ideology.
Author(s): Mohammad Al-Ubaydli
Publication date: 01 Aug 2005
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Free Software for Busy People

Free Software for Busy People

Post date: 31 Mar 2007
A simple and clear guide for information-civilians that makes the case for free software without getting bogged down in ideology.
Author(s): Mohammad Al-Ubaydli
Publication date: 01 Aug 2005
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

Post date: 27 Aug 2006
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.
 
Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

Post date: 27 Aug 2006
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.

Innovation Happens Elsewhere - Open Source as Business Strategy

Post date: 02 Apr 2007
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.
 
Innovation Happens Elsewhere - Open Source as Business Strategy

Innovation Happens Elsewhere - Open Source as Business Strategy

Post date: 02 Apr 2007
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.

Introduction to Free Software

Post date: 30 Aug 2010
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.
 
Introduction to Free Software

Introduction to Free Software

Post date: 30 Aug 2010
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.

Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Post date: 03 Sep 2010
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.
Author(s): Malcolm Bain
Publication date: 30 Nov -0001
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Post date: 03 Sep 2010
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.
Author(s): Malcolm Bain
Publication date: 30 Nov -0001
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Open Source Licensing - Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law

Post date: 28 Jun 2005
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.
Author(s): Lawrence Rosen
Publication date: 01 Jul 2004
License: Academic Free License version 2.1.
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source
 
Open Source Licensing - Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law

Open Source Licensing - Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law

Post date: 28 Jun 2005
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.
Author(s): Lawrence Rosen
Publication date: 01 Jul 2004
License: Academic Free License version 2.1.
Tags: Software Libre and Open Source


Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

Post date: 29 Oct 2004
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.
 
Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

Post date: 29 Oct 2004
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.

Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

Post date: 05 Oct 2007
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.
 
Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

Post date: 05 Oct 2007
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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