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||Subject:|| Copyright: Bruce Perens Speaks
||Date:|| Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:53:06 -0500
January 23, 2003
That chic jaunty mouse wearing white gloves and short red trousers
roared earlier this month when the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to uphold
extensions of copyrights. But this week, we issue a warning to the little
rodent's corporate protectors. Watch out for pesky copyright advocates of
the Open Source variety, who are part of a massive copyright licensing
This week, Open magazine features one of the most steadfast Open Source
evangelists, Bruce Perens, who is now editor of a Prentice Hall book
series. Here's a mainstream publishing house, with the nerve to allow
each book in his series to be published under an Open Source license.
What are they thinking? Perens answers, as he defends the book series
as a publishing business model. We also find out where all this
knowledge-building spirit of Open Source and options for copyright-lite might
soon take all of us as readers, authors, and publishers.
In another interview, an executive from the TOLIS Group shows how the
company's Linux Tape Device Certification Program helps tape-device
manufacturers, as well as TOLIS, enjoy the currency of shared information.
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