The Rise of Open Source Licensing

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.

Publication date: 01 May 2005

ISBN-10: 9529187696

ISBN-13: 9789529187690

Paperback: 263 pages

Views: 12,825

Type: Thesis

Publisher: Turre Publishing

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

Post time: 28 Jun 2005 06:40:24

The Rise of Open Source Licensing

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.
Tag(s): Software Libre and Open Source
Publication date: 01 May 2005
ISBN-10: 9529187696
ISBN-13: 9789529187690
Paperback: 263 pages
Views: 12,825
Document Type: Thesis
Publisher: Turre Publishing
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
Post time: 28 Jun 2005 06:40:24
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This book is the result of the author's PhD studies at the Helsinki University of Technology. It is a study on how open source has challenged the thinking and actual use of intellectual property in the software industry. The emergence of open source software and the rapid expansion of the Internet have brought new software licensing practices to mass markets.

The overall argument of the book is that open source licensing has indeed changed the ways the software industry thinks of and actually uses intellectual property. Almost all major software companies in the world have since 1998 started to adopt open source licensing models as part of their business.

This book further argues that open source can have relevant implications on intellectual property rights policy. Simply stated, openness balances commercial regulation. Open licensing systems have proved how potential drawbacks from overregulation can be fixed without state intervention.

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About The Author(s)


Mikko Välimäki (@mvalimaki) is CEO of Tuxera Ltd., a company providing interoperable file system software solutions for Microsoft Windows on Linux both as open source and proprietary versions. He holds an LL.M from University of Helsinki (1999) and a Ph.D. from Helsinki University of Technology (2005).

Mikko Välimäki

Mikko Välimäki (@mvalimaki) is CEO of Tuxera Ltd., a company providing interoperable file system software solutions for Microsoft Windows on Linux both as open source and proprietary versions. He holds an LL.M from University of Helsinki (1999) and a Ph.D. from Helsinki University of Technology (2005).


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