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...
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Vol 5, No 2 (2013)

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF HTML
Alex Newson 51-54


Red Flag Way: Exploring copyright protection, TRIPS and Open Source software licensing in the People’s Republic of China PDF HTML
Jim Saxton 55-78
Expendable ‘Written’ ICT Policies in a Digital Era, No Broken Promise PDF HTML
Huseyin Tolu 79-104
Who owns the project name? PDF HTML
Pamela S Chestek 105-120
The European Union Public Licence (EUPL) PDF HTML
Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz 121-136

Book reviews

Book review: 'Thoughts on Open Innovation', edited by Shane Coughlan PDF HTML
Kari Kärkkäinen 137-144

Tech Watch

Advancing the Software Package Data Exchange: An update on SPDX PDF HTML
Jilayne Lovejoy, Phil Odence, Scott Lamons 145-152


Free and open source software across the EU PDF HTML
Gijs Hillenius 153-164

ISSN: 1877-6922