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How to Create an Enterprise Open Source License Compliance Program

by on Oct 22, 2010

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Open source license compliance has emerged as a critical issue for businesses seeking to take advantage of the cost and technical benefits of open source software. Non-compliance can result in legal ...

Open source license compliance has emerged as a critical issue for businesses seeking to take advantage of the cost and technical benefits of open source software. Non-compliance can result in legal action, monetary damages, negative publicity, and compromised intellectual property.

In this webinar attorney Heather Meeker from Greenberg Traurig discusses how to create an enterprise open source license compliance program that will help you guard against potential risks. She also discusses best practices for complying with different types of open source licenses – including GPL, permissive, and Affero-type licenses – as well as how to maintain ongoing license compliance. Other topics covered in this webinar include:
* The license compliance enforcement landscape
* Infringement vs. compliance risks
* GPL v2 vs. GPL v3 compliance concerns
* Developing a livable open source policy
* How to identify license compliance problems
* Case studies: how to fix license compliance problem

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