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Legal issues relating to free and open source software

Legal issues relating to free and open source software

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Published by Queensland University of Technology, School of Law in [Brisbane, Qld.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Open source software -- Law and legislation.,
    • Free computer software -- Law and legislation.,
    • Open source software -- Law and legislation -- Australia.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementeditors, Brian Fitzgerald, Graham Bassett.
      SeriesEssays in technology policy and law ;, v. 1, Essays in technology policy and law ;, v. 1.
      ContributionsFitzgerald, Brian F., Bassett, Graham., Queensland University of Technology. School of Law.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsK1519.C6 L44 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 130 p. ;
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3345313M
      ISBN 100975139401
      LC Control Number2004353062

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