Event Title

Commercialization of Open Source

Presenter Information

Lawrence Rosen, Rosenlaw & Einschlag

Location

Williman Room

Event Website

http://htlj.org/symposium/schedule/

Start Date

23-1-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

23-1-2015 12:15 PM

Description

Open source software is free to copy, to modify, and to distribute, and its source code is not a trade secret. Yet commercial ventures based upon open source are successful despite these limitations on intellectual property rights. One can make money by selling free software, but the sales techniques and the sales contracts are different than for proprietary software. Warranties and indemnification issues, open source license interpretation, and trademark and patent concerns have unique consequences for commercial open source. Lawyers working in this field should expect unique challenges.

Media Format

flash_audio

 
Jan 23rd, 11:30 AM Jan 23rd, 12:15 PM

Commercialization of Open Source

Williman Room

Open source software is free to copy, to modify, and to distribute, and its source code is not a trade secret. Yet commercial ventures based upon open source are successful despite these limitations on intellectual property rights. One can make money by selling free software, but the sales techniques and the sales contracts are different than for proprietary software. Warranties and indemnification issues, open source license interpretation, and trademark and patent concerns have unique consequences for commercial open source. Lawyers working in this field should expect unique challenges.

http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/chtlj_symposia/open/williman/4