Subject: Understanding Open Source Software - by Red Hat's Mark Webbink, Esq.
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 04 Jan 2004 20:58:20 -0500

For those who didn't see it on Slashdot, here is a good discussion of
open source/free software licenses, from Mark Webbink, Senior Vice
President and General Counsel of Red Hat.  He is a lawyer, and this
article is written for lawyers, but is clear and straightforward.

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