Open source software (OSS) is an important part of mainstream software development organizations. Active OSS adoption can drive down software development costs, speed time to market and increase software functionality, all without adding to the bottom line. 

And yet, even as it has become mainstream, OSS is often misunderstood by legal professionals.  As Mark Driver, Gartner Group’s lead analyst for OSS, says: “Open source is ubiquitous, it’s unavoidable….having a policy against open source is impractical and places you at a competitive disadvantage.” The lawyer who dismisses OSS based on uncertainty or doubt is missing a tremendous opportunity to add value to his or her organization.

In this Webinar, Matthew H. Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck, Jason D. Haislmaier, Partner at Bryan Cave LLP and Anthony Decicco, Partner at GTC Law Group will cover:

  • An introduction to open source and current industry trends
  • Best practices for reviewing and interpreting the most frequently used OSS licenses
  • The impact of OSS during mergers & acquisitions and other transactions
Who Should Attend:
  • Corporate IP Professionals
  • Corporate Licensing Executives
  • In-House Counsel
  • Business Development Professionals
  • Technology Transfer Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Academics
  • Students
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
July 10, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Registration Fee:
Software Licensing in the Open Source World
Speaker Information
Anthony Decicco   [ view bio ]
Jason Haislmaier   [ view bio ]
Matthew Jacobs   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada)
CLE (California): 1.50
CLE (Illinois): 1.50
Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.: 1.50
LES Member Price:$0.00