- Paperback: 386 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 25, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596517963
- ISBN-13: 978-0596517960
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #868,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
The title that best describes Van Lindberg's job is "translator" - translating from "lawyer" to "engineer" and back. He enjoys working with both computer code and legal code to get things done.
As an attorney, Van helps people build businesses around ideas. His experience allows him to analyze and evaluate intellectual property in a sale, license or litigation context. Van also participates in the Open Source community. He helps businesses work with and develop Open Source software and helps developers navigate the legal system to achieve project goals. He has direct experience in digital circuit design; operating system design; application programming; networked and distributed systems; virtualization; wireless networking; high-availability systems and programming languages.
Outside of the traditional IP areas, Van is particularly interested in the Open Source licensing model. He has been involved (mostly as a user, but with occasional contributions) in the Open Source community since 1994. Van's favorite computer language is Python.
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Top Customer Reviews
It covers a lot of ground and options, most which you will not be needing. That type of basic reference and knowledge is just the beginning.
I would read this before I started talking to lawyers just to see if they know what they are talking about.
Anyone in a technology oriented field, especially the computer industry, should read this book.
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