SFLC Guide to Legal Issues and GPL Compliance

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  1. A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects
  2. A Practical Guide for GPL Compliance

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"The increasing ubiquity of open source software as well as the litigation to enforce the GPL and other open source licenses has made understanding the obligations imposed by the GPL very important for a wide range of companies. The SFLC has been the leader in developing and enforcing the GPL. They shared their views of the legal issues in open source and the obligations imposed by the GPL in two publications: “A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects” and ”A Practical Guide for GPL Compliance”. The Primer and Guide are quite usefull. Although licensing attorneys may not agree with all of their conclusions (the nature of the law and the lack of court decisions make this statement true about most open source license issues), the Primer and the Guide should be read by any lawyer working with open source legal issues." (http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog/?p=134)