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Open Source is Not Public Domain: Evolving Licensing Philosophies

Added by Bradlee R. Frazer in Articles & Publications, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Patent Law on June 27, 2011

Brad Frazer, Chair of the Internet and Intellectual Property practice group, argues in this article (published in a recent University of Idaho Law Review) that “open source” is a licensing philosophy to be employed by the owner of the copyright in the software in question in recognition of the axiom that collaboration is better than insular behavior. Said another way, the concept of “open source” teaches that two heads are better than one.

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