IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

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December 14, 2010  9:49 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Open source products have emerged as the dominant thyme for some IT development projects due to cost considerations. This rise in alternative IT development can be linked to tensions between creative practices that often involve base acquisitions requiring access to patented and/or copyrighted...

December 10, 2010  10:23 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

In many situations, open source licensing is an essential element enabling open source programs to qualify as open source software. However, there are numerous variations in the terms and conditions associated with an open software licensing agreement. To reduce misunderstandings that can lead to...


December 7, 2010  7:05 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Primary open source software development conventions are ‘peer production’ by bartering and collaboration based on mutual interest in root materials (such as...


December 3, 2010  12:52 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Simplistically, open source software “refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public...


November 30, 2010  7:42 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

IT hardware design documents, in addition to the software associated with enabling IT hardware functionality, can be released utilizing an open source software agreement. However, most hardware licenses are fundamentally different due...


November 27, 2010  3:30 AM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

“Collectively, the term IT hardware describes all equipment necessary to enable IT services utilization. Yet, each hardware configuration item may have distinct operational characteristics and...


November 23, 2010  7:03 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Open source IT hardware are physical configuration items designed and usually offered under the same terms as other open source products. Utilizing this premise, an open source IT hardware development project can apply similar open...


November 18, 2010  5:27 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Domain, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

In an attempt to control and/or reduce IT costs many entities have turned to open source development as a preferred alternative method for constructing new products. Open...


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