Just Enough Intellectual Property Law to Manage an Open Source Project
Cliff Schmidt, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Apache Software Foundation
Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Next, an analysis and summary of the top ten most significant open source licenses will be presented, plus an in-depth review of the GPL, LGPL, MPL, and Apache License. The last half of the tutorial will focus on case studies covering legal issues that have faced several companies and open source organizations, including contributor copyright assignment and licensing, patent licensing and standards, distribution of a single project under multiple open source licenses, and trademark management.
The instructor for this topic is not a lawyer, but rather an open source leader who has spent many years investigating and solving IP issues for both independent software vendors and non-profit open source software foundations.