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The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review - Call for Papers

Oct 17, 2010, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There is now a legal publication with the goal of explaining FOSS issues to lawyers. It's the first peer-reviewed law review entirely devoted just to the legal issues of FOSS. It's called The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review, or IFOSSLR, and it's "a collaborative legal publication aiming to increase knowledge and understanding among lawyers about Free and Open Source Software issues," as they describe it. If this is an area of law that interests you, X marks the spot. Here's the current issue. Currently there is a call for papers for the next issue. Of course, if you are lawyer, they'd welcome your input, not only with authoring articles but with peer review. If you are not a lawyer, but have expertise of another relevant kind, they are still interested in your contributions.

"IFOSSLR covers copyrights, license interpretation and implementation, software patents, open standards, case law and statutory changes. It's international in scope. So if you would like to understand, say, a FOSS license, or how to set up policies in your company so as to use FOSS appropriately and legally, or what your project should consider regarding copyright ownership, IFOSS is building a body of accessible information. And you can download entire issues as PDF. Everything is under a Creative Commons license. Or you can order, through Lulu, printed copies."

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