Friday 4th October, 2013
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Once a project has found an appropriate place to host its code, it has a
number of decisions with a legal impact that it may be required to make.
These include the licence to be utilised for the distribution. In this back
to basics session, Amanda Brock (former GC of Canonical) discusses the need
for licensing and considerations to be made in choosing a licence. With
github's move to the chose a licence project in July 2013 and her own
involvement in the PROSE, Promoting Open Source in Europe FP7 Project,
which offers a software forge with its own licensing choice tool, this is a
timely discussion. Amanda will also consider other related legal issues to
setting up and managing an open source project.
Director, Origin International Technology Law
Amanda advises a diverse group of companies on commercial and technology
law issues from her London base. Having been General Counsel, Canonical
lead commercial sponsor of the open source operating system Ubuntu, for 5
years, where she managed the worldwide legal function she has particular
expertise in open source software, cloud computing, big data and device
manufacture and distribution.
Withover 15 years experience of commercial and IT law, gained working as an
in house lawyer,including roles as European Manager at DSG International
where she was the first lawyer at the ISP, Freeserve (UK's first and
biggest .com IPO), UKLegal Director, Aramark and General Counsel Nicole
Farhi & French Connection, she has diverse experience which lends to her
very commercial approach to legal advice.
Amanda is as a solicitor, admitted in England and Scotland and has a
Mastersin IP and IT law from Queen Mary and a Masters in Comparative
Jurisprudence from NYU. Amanda is amember of the Advisory Board of the QM,
University of London Open Source Centre of Excellence and has spoken
internationally and written extensively on Tech and commercial law. She is
one of the founders of the qLegal, a Legal Incubator currently being set up
to provide legal services from postgrad student to the UK start up
community. Her clients range from start ups to Mozilla and the Open
Invention Network (OIN).
4:30pm Tools & Open Source Compliance Panel: How Technical Solutions Can Help to Reach Legal Quality by Patrice Bertrand, Phyto Michael, Camille Moulin and Paul Holland
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