Accession Number:

ADA243263

Title:

Proceedings of the Workshop on Legal Issues in Software Reuse Held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 23-24 October 1990

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

This document includes technical papers, reports of working groups, annotated transcripts of discussions, and a report on further analysis of some specific issues raised at a workshop held 23-24 October 1990 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that discussed the legal issues involved in the reuse of computer software. A plan for a software reuse library for the SDI program is presented, together with a discussion of the legal issues raised by that plan and by software reuse generally. These issues include potential copyright and patent infringement, theft of trade secrets and the associated risks, and concerns about data rights acquired by the government. They also include liability for software malfunction, ways that legal risks resulting from software reuse can be reduced, and mechanisms for rewarding software reuse. Participants in the workshop included both technical and legal representatives from industry and government.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE