Software has conquered the world and open source software is a large part of the reason why. Software companies, hardware manufacturers and SaaS providers leverage open source software in their products, but legal teams and outside counsel are often ill-prepared to understand the potential issues, rendering them unable to provide guidance in evaluating and mitigating legal risks. Join us as we cover the basics of open source software, discuss the licensing and security-related risks associated with open source use, and provide you with a starting point for setting legal best practices around open source governance.

  1. OSS 101/Background
  2. Sources and Business Models of OSS software (apps, infrastructure, SaaS, etc)
  3. Open Source Software Licensing
    • Basics
    • Spectrum
    • Discussion of specific licenses
  4. Why is OSS important
    • Benefits
    • Risks
    • Common myths around OSS
    • Development Costs
    • Remediation costs
    • Enforcement threats
    • Litigation issues
    • 2020 developments and trends
  5. What you can do:
    • OSS policies
    • Start the review ASAP
    • Typical Review Process
    • Identify
    • Review/Analyze
    • Remediate
Speakers

Stephen Pakan
GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates

Marcus Lucero
SCA Analyst
Revenera

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