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Scl open source (15 10-2010)

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  • 1. Are licences for open source risk free and simple - or a potential pitfall for the unwary? Martin von Haller Groenbaek partner, Bender von Haller Dragsted SCL 10th Annual Conference - 15 & 16 October 2010 The Software Symposium mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 2. –Attorney-at-law, Bender von Haller Dragsted –Co-founder, Open Source Vendors Ass. (OSL) –Editorial board IFOSSLR –Co-founder, Creative Commons DK –Co-founder, Danish Internet Society Chapter –Legal advisor to Umbraco and Composite –Experience with GPL enforvement in Denmark 2 mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 3. –http://www.bvhd.dk –http://openlife.dk –http://www.vonhaller.dk –http://www.linkedin.com/in/ vonhaller –http://www.23hq.com/mhg –http://www.slideshare.net/ vonhaller –http://www.facebook.com/ vonhaller –mhg@bvhd.dk –martin@groenbaek.net –groenbaek@gmail.com mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 4. Licenses are never risk free mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 5. Licenses are never simple mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 6. #1 Are Open Source licenses more simple than proprietary licenses? mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 7. #2 Are Open Source licenses more risky than other types of license? mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 8. Answer # 1 OSS licenses are both more simple and less simple mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 9. Answer # 2 OSS licenses are mostly less risky than other licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 10. Simplicity mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 11. #1 level: Much more simple mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 12. Developers are familiar with the most used OSS licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 13. Users get freedoms, not restriction mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 14. # 2 level: More complexity mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 15. Full disclosure: I don’t understand LGPL v2 mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 16. Challenge: OSS license proliferation mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 17. Risk mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 18. Risk elements associated with in particular Open Source licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 19. 3 aspects of risk mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 20. #1 Aspect mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 21. Patent trolls mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 22. #2 Aspect mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 23. No warranties in Open Source licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 24. De Facto same value of warranties in proprietary licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 25. No corporate support of Open Source software mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 26. De Facto same value of corporate backing of proprietary software mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 27. More corporate support for important open source project mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 28. Market = Support mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 29. Vendor independence! mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 30. #3 Aspect mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 31. Permissive vs. reciprocal (hereditary) licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 32. Permissive licenses carry little risk mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 33. mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 34. Copyleft mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 35. Modified code shall be released under the same license as Original code mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 36. What is a modification? mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 37. Derived works mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 38. Mozilla Public License mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 39. File level modifications mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 40. GPL mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 41. Linking mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 42. Distribution mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 43. Cancer or Viral effect? mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 44. Not a contract but a license mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 45. Comply or stop use mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 46. Damages? mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 47. Compensation under copyright law (Scandinavian law) mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 48. No obvious loss mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 49. Different business model mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 50. Different attitude mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 51. No case law on copyleft infringement mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 52. GPL is enforceable mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 53. Give access mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 54. Give credit mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 55. 3 trends mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 56. #1 Copyright trolls mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 57. #2 Cloud and SaaS mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 58. “Service” is not distribution mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 59. Copyleft not triggered mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 60. User of a Webapp is not open source licensee mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 61. #3 Open Source 4.0 mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 62. Open Source business models evolve mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 63. “Open core” mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 64. Vendor controlled code mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 65. Proprietary code and services on top mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 66. Open source 4.0 returns to the bazaar mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 67. More companies share and work together mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 68. Non competitive and non-differentiating code mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 69. Sharing of development and maintenance cost mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 70. Less reason to control and exclude mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 71. More permissive licenses mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 72. Conclusion: (by far) Less risky mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 73. Thank you! mandag den 18. oktober 2010
  • 74. mandag den 18. oktober 2010

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