This lecture will examine the phenomenon of Free/Libre Open-Software (FLOSS)
and its effect on innovation in the field of computer
software development. The lecture will begin with an introduction to
copyright law and the licensing of the intellectual property contained in
source code. This will involve some discussion of proprietary vs.
non-proprietary intellectual property. We will also examine recent
alternatives to traditional licensing schemes. Time permitting, we may
examine some of the different FLOSS licenses made available by proponents
of this open source movement.
speaker: Marcus Bornfreund