Blue Oak Open Software Licensing PrimerTheory of Operation, updated and expanded
Blue Oak Council, a nonprofit I cofounded some years back, has published a primer on open software licensing. The page is based on an old guide of mine, “Open Source: Theory of Operation”, with lots of great updates, improvements, and feedback from colleagues and readers.
This will be my go-to recommendation for a short, comprehensive guide to the fundamental legal underpinnings of free, open source, and similar software licenses going forward.
Your thoughts and feedback are always welcome by e-mail.
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