Blue Oak Council

Blue Oak Council opens the software commons up to those who can’t find or afford specialized legal help by bringing experienced lawyer-technologists together to publish free, practical materials about software licenses.

The Council uses this page to list frequently recommended books, articles, and other resources for legal colleagues starting their open software journeys.

The Council doesn’t endorse every historical or legal assertion in these works. They belong to their authors, and to their times. But taken together, they paint a fuller picture of free and open source software as movements and practices.

Culture and Theory

Development Practice

Organizational Management