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Ignorance is not Bliss
Issues in Open-Source Licensing
Jason Ayers & Julian Fitzell
Cincom Systems
Why does this whole
mess matter?
“We’ll deal with it
when it comes up...”
Why?
It’s all about the
copyright
Why?
Concepts
Intellectual Property
Copyright
©
Types of IP
Patents
Types of IP
Copyright Ownership
simple — complex
Ownership
clear — unclear
Ownership
IP Licensing
Derivative Works
Going the extra mile
Ownership is Control
Why?
FOSS Licensing is
Evolving
Ownership is Control
So...
Know your
Contributors!
Ownership is Control
Other Uses
Ownership is Control
Understand your Risk
as a User
Ongoing Availability
User Risks
Ongoing
Maintenance
User Risks
Understand your Risk
as a Developer
Pollution of your IP
Developer Risks
Legal Liability
Developer Risks
Developer
Warranties
Developer Risks
Must be tested in
court
Risks
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Ignorance is not Bliss

  1. 1. Ignorance is not Bliss Issues in Open-Source Licensing Jason Ayers & Julian Fitzell Cincom Systems
  2. 2. Why does this whole mess matter?
  3. 3. “We’ll deal with it when it comes up...” Why?
  4. 4. It’s all about the copyright Why?
  5. 5. Concepts
  6. 6. Intellectual Property
  7. 7. Copyright © Types of IP
  8. 8. Patents Types of IP
  9. 9. Copyright Ownership
  10. 10. simple — complex Ownership
  11. 11. clear — unclear Ownership
  12. 12. IP Licensing
  13. 13. Derivative Works
  14. 14. Going the extra mile
  15. 15. Ownership is Control
  16. 16. Why? FOSS Licensing is Evolving Ownership is Control
  17. 17. So... Know your Contributors! Ownership is Control
  18. 18. Other Uses Ownership is Control
  19. 19. Understand your Risk as a User
  20. 20. Ongoing Availability User Risks
  21. 21. Ongoing Maintenance User Risks
  22. 22. Understand your Risk as a Developer
  23. 23. Pollution of your IP Developer Risks
  24. 24. Legal Liability Developer Risks
  25. 25. Developer Warranties Developer Risks
  26. 26. Must be tested in court Risks
  27. 27. CINCOM and the Quadrant Logo are registered trademarks of Cincom Systems, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies. © 2010 Cincom Systems, Inc. All rights reserved Panel Discussion

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