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Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source

Oct 04, 2008, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

"For a decade there'd been questions: Are Open Source licenses enforceable at all? Are their terms, calling for a patent detente or disclosure of source code, legal?

"Are they contracts, which require agreement by all parties to be valid, or licenses, which are binding even if you don't agree to then? What legal penalties can a Free Software developer employ: only token damages, or much more?"

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