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Not helpful for Engineers, Lawyers or Licensing Professionals who need to learn Open Source License terms
on April 21, 2012
It seems like the publisher added "Open Source" to the title in order to sell the book. I wanted a book that would explain the differences between different types of Open Source licenses so I could read and negotiate a license. This book is a general treatise on Intellectual Property and other miscellaneous concepts. In fact, Chapter 14 is even devoted to how to create a non-profit entity.
Is it a bad book? For some who want to read 358 pages to get a rudamentary and general understanding of the goals of Intellectual Property, maybe not. For me and others who rely on the title and description to get an in-depth treatment of Open Source licenses, IMHO, it's a waste of time.