International Free and Open Source Software Law Review

The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev.) is a collaborative legal publication aiming to increase knowledge and understanding among lawyers about Free and Open Source Software issues. Topics covered include copyright, licence implementation, licence interpretation, software patents, open standards, case law and statutory changes.



IFOSSLR becomes a "rolling release" review!

IFOSSLR has been serving the public with the first international, peer-reviewed, Gold Open Access legal publication in its field. It has done so using a traditional pace of publication of near simultaneous electronic and hard printed versions. Its editorial committee has discussed for a while now whether to adopt a schedule better suited to the fast-paced evolution of Free and Open Source Software legal matters.
The final decision has been taken, and IFOSSLR now becomes a rolling release review.
Posted: 2014-02-12 More...

Publication of Eighth Issue - International Free and Open Source Software Law Review

The Editorial Committee is delighted to announce the eighth issue (Volume 5, Issue 2) of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review' (IFOSS L. Rev.), which is now available here.  
Posted: 2013-12-08 More...

Call For Papers

Submissions in a variety of research areas are being sought for publication in IFOSS L. Rev. You can submit a paper online using our template in ODT format.  
Posted: 2013-05-09 More...
More Announcements...

Vol 6, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Ensuring utmost transparency ‒ Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament PDF HTML
Carlo Piana, Ulf Öberg, Douwe Korff 11-50
An Introduction to the Open Data User Group PDF HTML
Paul Malyon 51-60
Open SaaS: Using Free and Open Source Software as Software-as-a-Service PDF HTML
Miriam Ballhausen 61-68

Legislative Review

Re-use of public sector information in cultural heritage institutions PDF HTML
Paul Keller, Thomas Margoni, Katarzyna Rybicka, Alek Tarkowski 1-10

Book reviews

Book review: 'Digital Copyright Law and Practice', by Simon Stokes PDF HTML
Katie Hill 69-70

ISSN: 1877-6922