A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects




 A primer on legal issues that arise during the lifecycle of a free and open source software (FOSS) project.

 The specific topics covered in the legal primer are:
-    Copyrights and licensing,
-    Organizational structure,
-    Patents, and
-    Trademarks
This discussion is in a non-legal language so all managers can follow the issues.


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