"This is a thorough tour of the software license. Phillips challenges conventional models and ideologies, and offers real-world examples and insights for anyone who has a stake in software distribution."
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Google Inc.
"Douglas Phillips has provided us with a wide-ranging and thoughtful analysis of current problems with software licensing, and his proposed solution is clear and sensible."
--Jameson W. Doig,
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs Emeritus, Princeton University
"In Doug Phillips' skillful hands, the subject of software licensing comes alive. He has a lot of smart things to say about this novel but important legal issue -- and he says them well."
--Alan S. Blinder,
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
"If you're at all interested in privately made "laws", technology and its legal framework or the history of the software industry, you'll enjoy taking a gander at The Software License Unveiled."
"The Software License Unveiled is a well-written and illuminating book. Caselaw citations are listed in a Table of Cases, and the well-constructed index contains many cross-references. I recommend this book for all types of law libraries..."
--Bryan M. Carso, Coordinator of Reference & Instructional Services, Western Kentucky University Law Libraries, Bowling Green, KY, Legal Information Alert
"This book will persuade you to question the assumption that complex legislative software licenses are desirable or inevitable. Phillips writes about this technical subject with humor and ease, as someone who has been in the trenches representing software licensors and licensees for decades." -California Lawyer
"An enlightened point of view."-les Nouvelles
About the Author
Douglas E. Phillips is Vice President and General Counsel of Promontory Interfinancial Network, a company based in Arlington, Virginia, that provides technology-based services to financial institutions. He joined Promontory from the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where over two decades he was involved with some of the most significant legal issues affecting software on behalf of a variety of clients, including both licensors and licensees and ranging from startup companies to large corporations.