Sessions at TransferSummit 2011 about Licensing and Open Source

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Wednesday 7th September 2011

  • Sharing Open Source License and Copyright Data with SPDX

    by Martin Michlmayr

    Organisations across the globe are creating and distributing products that include open source software. To ensure compliance with the open source licenses, each company needs to evaluate exactly what open source licenses and copyrights are included – resulting in duplicated effort and redundancy. This talk will provide an overview of the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specification. This specification provides a common format to share information about the open source licenses and copyrights that are included in any software package, with the goal of saving time and improving data accuracy. This talk will review the current status of the initiative; discuss the benefits to organizations using open source and share information

    At 3:50pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 7th September

Thursday 8th September 2011

  • Principles of IP Management

    by Rowan Wilson

    There is an array of Open Source licences out there, each with subtle, but often important, differences. Understanding the appropriate licence for your project and knowing your responsibilities with respect to components you reuse is critical to the success of any project developing or reusing Open Source products. Furthermore in order for users to adopt and reuse your code you must be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary rights to distribute under the chosen license. This presentation will cover each of these aspects of IP management in an open source project.

    At 11:30am to 12:10pm, Thursday 8th September

  • More than a license

    by Simon Phipps

    What does authentic open source community governance look like? An open source community will involve many people gathering for their own independent reasons around a free software commons with source code licensed under an OSI-approved open source license. But there's more to software freedom than just the license. The key question any potential co-developer will want to ask is "what is the governance" - on what terms are people participating?

    At 3:50pm to 4:20pm, Thursday 8th September

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