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The Resource Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models : A Comparative Analysis, edited by Axel Metzger, (electronic resource)

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models : A Comparative Analysis, edited by Axel Metzger, (electronic resource)

Label
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models : A Comparative Analysis
Title
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models
Title remainder
A Comparative Analysis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Axel Metzger
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book discusses the main legal questions raised by free and open source software (FOSS) licenses and other alternative license models, such as Creative Commons. The legal questions raised by FOSS and other alternative licenses have been the subject of an intense international debate among legal scholars and practising lawyers in the last years. Courts in different jurisdictions have confirmed that the core features of FOSS licenses are compliant with the respective applicable laws and thus enforceable in the respective jurisdictions. What is still missing so far is an in-depth comparative analysis of the legal issues raised by FOSS, Creative Commons and other alternative license on a worldwide scale. This book presents a general report on FOSS licenses and alternative license models to establish common ground and enable comparison between jurisdictions. The general report is followed by 24 national reports covering the world's most important IT-markets. General and national reports use the same structure to facilitate the comparison. The book shows that despite the differences in their origins, all FOSS projects use detailed licenses for the organisation of their communities. It also shows the differences in the proofing of these licenses by courts in some jurisdictions, and the tailor-made provisions established by some legislators to solve the legal issues raised by the license model
Member of
Dewey number
340.9
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
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Metzger, Axel.
Series statement
Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law,
Series volume
12
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  • Law
  • Computers
  • Law and legislation
  • Private international law
  • Conflict of laws
  • International law
  • Comparative law
Label
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models : A Comparative Analysis, edited by Axel Metzger, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21560-0
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
General Report; Axel Metzger and Stefan Hennigs -- National Reports -- Belgium – License contracts, free software and creative commons – an overview of the state of play in Belgium; Vincent Cassiers, Marie-Christine Janssens and Esther van Zimmeren -- Brazil – Free Open Source Software and Creative Commons in Brazil; Fabrício Bertini Pasquot Polido and Monica Steffen Guise Rosina -- Croatia – Alternative Licensing Contracts in Croatian Copyright Legislation; Igor Gliha and Romana Matanovac Vučković -- Cyprus – The Cypriot law of contract applied to free software and creative commons – a work in progress Tatiana Synodinou and Philippe Jougleux -- Czech Republic – Free Licenses and Recodification of Civil Law in the Czech Republic; Pavel Koukal, Matěj Myška, Jaromír Šavelka -- Denmark – License contracts, free software and Creative Commons - Questionnaire – Denmark; Henrik Udsen -- Finland – Free and open source software (FOSS) licenses and other alterative licenses under Finnish law; Anniina Huttunen, Henri Tanskanen and Martin von Willebrand -- France – The French copyright law opens its arms to the FOSS; Nicolas Binctin -- Germany – License contracts, free software and creative commons; Alexander Peukert and Dominik König -- Greece – License Contracts, Free Software and Creative Commons in Greece; Dionysia Kallinikou -- Hungary – License contracts, free software and creative commons in the Hungarian law; Anikó Grad-Gyenge and Péter Mezei -- Italy – Free software and creative commons in license in Italy: A work still in progress; Marco Ricolfi -- Japan – Free and Open Source Software and other Alternative License Models in Japan; Ryu Kojima -- Malaysia – Legal Issues on Free Software and License Contracts - A Malaysian Perspective; Tay Pek San and Sik Cheng Peng -- Netherlands – Fitting the bill FOSS and alternative copyright licensing in the Netherlands; L. Guibault and O. Salamanca -- Poland – License contracts, free software and creative commons in Poland; Beata Giesen -- Portugal – License Contracts, Free Software and Creative Commons in Portugal; Alexandre L. Dias Pereira -- Romania – Legal regime of free software in Romania; Răzvan Dincă -- South Korea – Legal Issues on FOSS and Other Alternative Licenses in Korea; Gyooho Lee -- Spain – Free software, creative commons and alternative licenses: Spanish perspectives; Pedro A. De Miguel Asensio -- Taiwan – Legal Development in an Industrial Context - FOSS in Taiwan; Wei-min Liao -- Turkey – Turkish copyright law on free and open source software (FOSS) licenses; Emre Bayamlıoğlu -- UK – FOSS and alternative licensing in the United Kingdom; Luke McDonagh -- USA – The uncertain legal status of free and open source software in the United States; Peter B. Maggs -- About the Authors -- Appendix: Questionnaire
Control code
978-3-319-21560-0
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 507 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319215600
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21560-0
Other physical details
9 illustrations, 5 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930781750
Label
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models : A Comparative Analysis, edited by Axel Metzger, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21560-0
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
General Report; Axel Metzger and Stefan Hennigs -- National Reports -- Belgium – License contracts, free software and creative commons – an overview of the state of play in Belgium; Vincent Cassiers, Marie-Christine Janssens and Esther van Zimmeren -- Brazil – Free Open Source Software and Creative Commons in Brazil; Fabrício Bertini Pasquot Polido and Monica Steffen Guise Rosina -- Croatia – Alternative Licensing Contracts in Croatian Copyright Legislation; Igor Gliha and Romana Matanovac Vučković -- Cyprus – The Cypriot law of contract applied to free software and creative commons – a work in progress Tatiana Synodinou and Philippe Jougleux -- Czech Republic – Free Licenses and Recodification of Civil Law in the Czech Republic; Pavel Koukal, Matěj Myška, Jaromír Šavelka -- Denmark – License contracts, free software and Creative Commons - Questionnaire – Denmark; Henrik Udsen -- Finland – Free and open source software (FOSS) licenses and other alterative licenses under Finnish law; Anniina Huttunen, Henri Tanskanen and Martin von Willebrand -- France – The French copyright law opens its arms to the FOSS; Nicolas Binctin -- Germany – License contracts, free software and creative commons; Alexander Peukert and Dominik König -- Greece – License Contracts, Free Software and Creative Commons in Greece; Dionysia Kallinikou -- Hungary – License contracts, free software and creative commons in the Hungarian law; Anikó Grad-Gyenge and Péter Mezei -- Italy – Free software and creative commons in license in Italy: A work still in progress; Marco Ricolfi -- Japan – Free and Open Source Software and other Alternative License Models in Japan; Ryu Kojima -- Malaysia – Legal Issues on Free Software and License Contracts - A Malaysian Perspective; Tay Pek San and Sik Cheng Peng -- Netherlands – Fitting the bill FOSS and alternative copyright licensing in the Netherlands; L. Guibault and O. Salamanca -- Poland – License contracts, free software and creative commons in Poland; Beata Giesen -- Portugal – License Contracts, Free Software and Creative Commons in Portugal; Alexandre L. Dias Pereira -- Romania – Legal regime of free software in Romania; Răzvan Dincă -- South Korea – Legal Issues on FOSS and Other Alternative Licenses in Korea; Gyooho Lee -- Spain – Free software, creative commons and alternative licenses: Spanish perspectives; Pedro A. De Miguel Asensio -- Taiwan – Legal Development in an Industrial Context - FOSS in Taiwan; Wei-min Liao -- Turkey – Turkish copyright law on free and open source software (FOSS) licenses; Emre Bayamlıoğlu -- UK – FOSS and alternative licensing in the United Kingdom; Luke McDonagh -- USA – The uncertain legal status of free and open source software in the United States; Peter B. Maggs -- About the Authors -- Appendix: Questionnaire
Control code
978-3-319-21560-0
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 507 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319215600
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21560-0
Other physical details
9 illustrations, 5 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930781750

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