The Economics of Technology Sharing: Open Source and Beyond

@article{Tirole2004TheEO,
  title={The Economics of Technology Sharing: Open Source and Beyond},
  author={J. Tirole and J. Lerner},
  journal={IRPN: Innovation \& Other Intellectual Property Law \& Policy (Sub-Topic)},
  year={2004}
}
  • J. Tirole, J. Lerner
  • Published 2004
  • Business
  • IRPN: Innovation & Other Intellectual Property Law & Policy (Sub-Topic)
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