Packaging Open Source

Mark H. Webbink


The paper examines the historical approaches for packaging software
and what effect open source licenses may have on the rights that are conveyed or not conveyed based upon the packaging approach.  The paper then suggests some best practices that maximize the value of an application in the context of a virtual appliance - protecting the application intellectual property while maintaining compliance with open source license requirements.


Copyright, Free and Open Source Software, Packaging, Licensing, Virtual Applicance

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