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Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

A computer programming movement based around programme codes that are both written and licensed in a way to let other users adapt and develop the programmes without fear of litigation. It involves commitment to ideas such as free redistribution and non-discrimination between users and technologies.

The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England.

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Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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