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The title that best describes Van Lindberg's job is "translator" - translating from "lawyer" to "engineer" and back. He enjoys working with both computer code and legal code to get things done.
As an attorney, Van helps people build businesses around ideas. His experience allows him to analyze and evaluate intellectual property in a sale, license or litigation context. Van also participates in the Open Source community. He helps businesses work with and develop Open Source software and helps developers navigate the legal system to achieve project goals. He has direct experience in digital circuit design; operating system design; application programming; networked and distributed systems; virtualization; wireless networking; high-availability systems and programming languages.
Outside of the traditional IP areas, Van is particularly interested in the Open Source licensing model. He has been involved (mostly as a user, but with occasional contributions) in the Open Source community since 1994. Van's favorite computer language is Python.
Table of Contents
|The Economic and Legal Foundations of Intellectual Property||p. 1|
|The Patent Document||p. 21|
|The Patent System||p. 49|
|Trade Secrets||p. 119|
|Contracts and Licenses||p. 133|
|The Economic and Legal Foundations of Open Source Software||p. 153|
|So I Have an Idea||p. 179|
|Choosing a License||p. 197|
|Accepting Patches and Contributions||p. 215|
|Working With the GPL||p. 223|
|Reverse Engineering||p. 239|
|Incorporating as a Non7profit||p. 253|
|Sample Proprietary Information Agreement (PIA)||p. 271|
|Open Source License List||p. 281|
|Free Software License List||p. 285|
|Fedora License List and GPL Compatibility||p. 289|
|Public Domain Declaration||p. 299|
|The Simplified BSD License||p. 301|
|The Apache License, Version 2.0||p. 303|
|The Mozilla Public License, Version 1.1||p. 309|
|The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1||p. 319|
|The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3||p. 329|
|The GNU General Public License, Version 2, June 1991||p. 333|
|The GNU General Public License, Version 3, June 2007||p. 341|
|The Open Software License, Version 3.0||p. 355|
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