Vishwak 360<br />Software Licensing 101<br />May 2011<br />
IPR – legal mumbo jumbo<br />
“Only one thing is impossible for God:  To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet."   <br />						--  Mark Twai...
Reasons for Copyright<br /><ul><li>Recognition for the work done by the author
Rewarding them for the work
Giving them Exclusive Rights for the work</li></li></ul><li>Patent - How it works?<br />1) Applies to Government<br />Pate...
Basic Requirements for patent<br /><ul><li>It should be new
It should be useful
Non - obvious</li></li></ul><li>What is Trademark?<br /><ul><li>Visual symbol
Word or Device
Label applied to articles of commerce
Introducing the goods to the society</li></li></ul><li>licenses<br /><ul><li>Transfers rights without ownership
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An introduction to Software Licensing. A presentation done by Venkatarangan, Chairman of Vishwak Solutions (www.vishwak.com) as part of Vishwak360 Program

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Software Licensing 101 - Vishwak360

  1. 1. Vishwak 360<br />Software Licensing 101<br />May 2011<br />
  2. 2. IPR – legal mumbo jumbo<br />
  3. 3. “Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet."   <br /> --  Mark Twain<br />
  4. 4. Reasons for Copyright<br /><ul><li>Recognition for the work done by the author
  5. 5. Rewarding them for the work
  6. 6. Giving them Exclusive Rights for the work</li></li></ul><li>Patent - How it works?<br />1) Applies to Government<br />Patent office<br />3) Viewing rights to Public<br />2) Grants Patent<br />Inventor<br />Public<br />
  7. 7. Basic Requirements for patent<br /><ul><li>It should be new
  8. 8. It should be useful
  9. 9. Non - obvious</li></li></ul><li>What is Trademark?<br /><ul><li>Visual symbol
  10. 10. Word or Device
  11. 11. Label applied to articles of commerce
  12. 12. Introducing the goods to the society</li></li></ul><li>licenses<br /><ul><li>Transfers rights without ownership
  13. 13. Rights transferred can be</li></ul>Copyright<br />Patent<br />Trademark<br />Trade secret<br />
  14. 14. Software Licenses<br /><ul><li>MIT
  15. 15. Free BSD
  16. 16. Apache
  17. 17. GPL / LGPL – General Public License
  18. 18. MS-PL
  19. 19. Commercial Licenses – Windows 98 or EasyStruct</li></li></ul><li>Common myth<br /><ul><li>There is no compulsion to release changes that you make, either under the GPL or any other open source license
  20. 20. You may keep internal versions of GPL software that you have modified without necessarily licensing them to anyone else (Google)</li></li></ul><li>References<br />http://www.opensource.org/licenses/<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source<br />http://creativecommons.org/<br />
  21. 21. Flickr sample<br />

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