Monday, August 27, 2007

Confused about Open Source?

I found this excellent reference from O'Reilly, which compares various licensing mechanisms including GPL, LGPL, Apache, etc. The entire book is online in PDF format, and it walks you through the important legal language of each type and then explains it to you in english. You don't have to read the entire book to get to a good understanding of how they differ. I recommend this for any manager whose department uses open source or free software and obviously if you are considering putting some of your code into open source this is an essential read.

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