Engineering and Technology Management
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.
Almanie, Nizar; Robbanjerd, Smud; Leesirikun, Wararat; and Huang, Yuan-Chi, "Explore Intellectual Property Issues in Open Source" (2003). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1401.