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EVENT RECORDING: Strategies for Managing Open Source Software

May 20, 2015

As software companies turn towards open-source software solutions to develop robust and cutting-edge products, the enticement of highly effective technology can obscure licensing and IP risks. In order to successfully navigate through licensing and infringement pitfalls, it is critical for software companies to adopt policies and procedures to manage the use of open source software in a safe and effective manner.

Strategies for Managing Open Source Software is an interactive panel discussion with our firm's IP attorneys, and executives and in-house counsel from small and large software companies who have wrestled with these issues.

We will delve into effective and practical strategies used by the panelists to reap the benefits of open source software while limiting a company's exposure. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Open source and intellectual property;
  • Practical recommendations for open source procurement, use, and governance;
  • Giving back to the open source community and Creative Commons; and
  • Open source legal and business resources.

We encourage you to join us for this informative and lively discussion.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Registration, networking, and refreshments
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Presentation and discussion
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Networking cocktail reception