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Applying the Law to Open Source Business Models

Greg Papadopoulos, Sun Microsystems

Using and understanding intellectual legal rights can be an asset to engineers, says former Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopoulos. In this clip, Papadopoulos explains the difference between patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and what each will allow for the inventor under the law. How they govern the laws of sharing intellectual property via open source can apply to any business model – from software code, to hi-end chocolate, to mechanically-engineered prosthetic limbs.