Property Rights in Software

Tom Kelliher, CS 200

Mar. 2, 2004




Read Chapter 7 and bring in an article for discussion.

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Chapter Summary

  1. The Free Software model.

  2. The Open Source model.

  3. The proprietary model.

Discussion Questions

  1. Does everyone understand what a software license is?

  2. Has anyone read one, end-to-end?

  3. Should one of the models be legislated into use?

  4. Should I be able to install a program on as many machines as I want, for just my use, regardless of what the license says?

  5. Linux vs. SCO.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Tue Mar 2 12:33:54 EST 2004
Tom Kelliher