Do you find open source licenses a puzzle? Does reading stories about the legal side of open source give you the heebie-jeebies? If so, then we have the document for you.
A couple of years ago, I was bemoaning the fact that I’d gone from writing about technology to the law. Lord knows I hadn’t planned on it. I’d come into technology journalism by being able to translate from techno-babble to English.
Patents? Copyrights? Trademarks? Ten years ago, I knew next to nothing about IP (intellectual property) law. Today, well I still don’t know that much, but at least I know who to ask to get the right information, anyway.Unfortunately, today, if you do anything with open source, you really need to know a little something about IP law. Or, at least, you need to know a bit about the GNU GPL (General Public License).More on LinuxWatch