Copyright and Open Source Software

Copyright and Open Source Software

Open-Source Software Copyright Information:

• Open-Source Software is developed by programmers who invest time, energy and skills for recognition.
• The Open-Source community fixes bugs and enhances software.
• Open source software is protected by copyright and restricted by license.
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• The software industry uses copyright laws to protect the developers and software owners.
• Software is protected upon creation
• Copyright law protects the software vendors to copy, and prepares derivative works.
• Open source software vendors are less restrictive than proprietary software vendors.
• They allow the enterprise to run and copy software and also modify and distribute modifications under the license conditions.

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This entry was posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 1:52 pm and is filed under Copyright.

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