Open Source

Our firm has specific expertise in open source software issues. We represent the Forum for Online Freedom, an open source activist organization, and advise companies on compliance with open source licenses in the context of their ongoing development issues, and in the context of acquisition. We advise on “best practices” to obtain the benefits of working with open source software, while avoiding issues such as being required to disclose source code for proprietary software.

Representative experience

  • Advice to dozens of developers and users of open source software regarding compliance and strategic issues.
  • Representation of investors and venture capital funds in due diligence of open source matters.
  • Advice in drafting open source compliance policies for companies.

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