Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2003


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Engineering and Technology Management

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


Intellectual Property has become an important issue in software business. Much literature and many arguments have stated whether IP protection benefits software business, especially in the open source. Some do support IP protection in the open source, on the other hand, others disagree the IP protection in open source. The purpose of this report is to critique the argument of “Does IP protection benefit Open Source?” by referring to reliable literatures and current arguments. Additionally, we use an example of Linux phenomenon to support our idea.


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