Friday, August 19, 2011

Unraveling the Complexities of the GPL: an On-Demand CLE

With 65% of the more than 200,000 open source projects available on the Internet using GPL licenses, they are the most widely used open source licenses in the world. The way that software development organizations integrate code licensed under the GPL and AGPL into their applications and services, and depending on how that code is deployed, can expose a company and its intellectual property to significant risk.
Despite widespread adoption of GPL-based code, developers and end-users continue to wrestle with three main issues regarding GPL license use and obligations:
  • What constitutes a derivative work?
  • What constitutes a separate and independent work?
  • What constitutes distribution?
To gain insight into these complex issues and to learn practical approaches for addressing them, please join Black Duck Software with Karen Copenhaver (Choate, Hall and Stewart) and Mark Radcliffe (DLA Piper), two of the software industry’s most prominent IP lawyers and domain experts with the GPL.
Title: 
Unraveling the Complexities of the GPL  
Speakers:
  • Karen Copenhaver  of Choate, Hall and Stewart
  • Mark Radcliffe of DLA Piper.
Credit:
Depends on jurisdiction. You may have to register this seminar for credit in your jurisdiction.  
Host:
Black Duck Software
More:
http://www.blackducksoftware.com/form/70160000000I2s9