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A patch release is a minor adjustment of an asset in order to correct issues of low significance, such as spelling mistakes. A patch release is generally aimed at non-functional parts of an asset and must not address any functional aspects at any...

A patent is a government-issued and approved document that grants an inventor the exclusive rights to an invention for a fixed period of time. The exclusive rights in reference to patents mean that the patented invention may only be exploited by...

In the context of the Joinup platform, a project is a special kind of community around open-source software or a semantic interoperability asset. It provides a set of communication (blogs, wikis, forums, documents) and collaboration tools for...

A Project Owner is a registered user owning a particular project (around a semantic interoperability asset or around an open-source software). As a Project Owner you have the right to perform all kinds of administrative actions related to your...

A property is an entity to which a party holds exclusive rights. In the context of this study, the most important feature of this property is that the property holder is in full control of the actions that are performed with this entity. Property...

The hallmark of proprietary software licenses is that the software publisher grants a license to use one or more copies of software, but that ownership of those copies remains with the software publisher.