by Van Lindberg
A book on open source licensing from an engineer’s rather than a lawyer’s perspective that includes a little history of the relevant laws. Why do we have trademarks? Why do we have copyright? Etc.
Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape, Harvard Business School Press
by Henry Chesbrough (2006)
Builds on Chesbrough’s previous work and reads as a guide to making money through open innovation.
Harvard Business School Press, by Henry Chesbrough (2005)
A foundational work that takes an academic view of how and why IT companies have effectively innovated through collaboration.
O’Reilly Media, by Chris DiBona, Mark Stone, Danese Cooper
A collection of essays on the impact open source has on diverse industries, from an experienced group of enterprise open source managers and advocates.
O’Reilly Media, by Karl Fogel (2005)
A guide to how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.
O’Reilly Media, by Jono Bacon (2012)
An essential guide to creating and working with open source communities from former Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon.
O’Reilly Media, by Eric Raymond (1999)
A seminal work that defined the open source movement and its role in the enterprise.
Open Source Press, by Ywein Van den Brande, Shane Coughlan, and Till Jaeger (2014)
A free and fascinating read on how different countries’ laws affect open source licences by preeminent attorneys in FOSS law.
Harvard Business Review Press, by Jim Whitehurst (2012)
Red Hat’s guide on how to structure and manage an organization that’s open source to the core, from the world’s first billion-dollar open source company.
These resources were created in partnership with the TODO (Talk Openly, Develop Openly) Group – the professional open source networking group at The Linux Foundation. A special thanks goes out to the open source program managers who contributed their time and knowledge to making these comprehensive guides. Participating companies include Autodesk, Comcast, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, Oath (Yahoo + AOL), Red Hat, Salesforce, Samsung and VMware. To learn more, visit: todogroup.org
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