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Open Source Software 2017 – From Compliance to Cooperation

Released on: Dec. 27, 2017
Running Time: 06:42:15

This program will explore the unique legal issues facing the open source and free software community? Our experienced faculty will discuss the challenges developers are facing; the variety of licensing options when developing and using OSS; compliance with both the law and the terms of those licenses; and recent developments in the open source community that are changing how open source and free software is being used around the world.

Lecture Topics [Total time 00:07:15]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Opening Remarks* [00:02:43]
    Heather J. Meeker, Mark F. Radcliffe
  • Basics of Open Source Licensing and Best Practices for Open Source License Compliance [01:37:37]
    Kevin (Xi Zhao) Wang, Nissa Strottman, Van E. Lindberg
  • Patents and Open Source [00:59:30]
    Jaime Siegel
  • Enforcement of Open Source Licenses [00:58:40]
    Mark F. Radcliffe
  • Ethics in Open Source Practice [01:01:45]
    Harrison "Buzz" Frahn, Luis Villa
  • Trademarks in Open Source [01:00:05]
    Pamela Chestek, Shane Curcuru
  • Hot Topics: APIs and Open Source [01:01:55]
    Heather J. Meeker, Mark F. Radcliffe, Luis Villa

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Common Open Source Licenses
    Heather J. Meeker
  • The Philosophy of Free and Open Source Software
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Patents in an Open Source World (September 6, 2016)
    Carolyn H. Blankenship
  • Enforcement of Open Source Licenses (December 2017) (PowerPoint slides)
    Mark F. Radcliffe
  • Ethical Implications of Open Source Strategies: Background Materials
    Jeff Luszcz, Gwyn Firth Murray, Harrison "Buzz" J. Frahn, Andrew J. Hall
  • Trademarks and Free Software
    Pamela S. Chestek
  • Who Owns the Project Name?
    Pamela S. Chestek
  • Model Trademark Guidelines
    Pamela S. Chestek
  • Open Source Software Rules for Start-ups, Part 1
    Heather J. Meeker
  • AGPL: Out of the Shadows
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Community Data License Agreement—Permissive—Version 1.0
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Community Data License Agreement—Sharing—Version 1.0
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Context for Using Community Data License Agreements
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Data Security and Open Source, 2017 Update (October 23, 2017)
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Community Data License Agreement: Collaborative Licenses to Enable Access, Sharing Use of Data Openly Among Individuals and Organizations
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement (October 16, 2017)
    Rik van Riel, Grant Likely, Shuah Khan, Chris Mason, Greg Kroah-Hartman
  • Patrick McHardy and Copyright Profiteering (August 24, 2017)
    Heather J. Meeker
  • B.V. v. University of Germany, Case 4 O 133/15, Fourth Civil Chamber Halle Regional Court (July 27, 2015) (English translation)
    Heather J. Meeker
  • The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement
    Heather J. Meeker

Presentation Material


  • Basics of Open Source Licensing and Best Practices for Open Source License Compliance
    Nissa Strottman
  • Basics of Open Source Licensing and Best Practices for Open Source License Compliance
    Kevin (Xi Zhao) Wang
  • Basics of Open Source Licensing and Best Practices for Open Source License Compliance
    Van E. Lindberg
  • Patents and Open Source
  • Enforcement of Open Source Licenses
    Mark F. Radcliffe
  • Ethics in Open Source Practice
    Harrison "Buzz" Frahn, Luis Villa
  • Supplemental Materials
    Shane Curcuru
  • Trademarks in Open Source
    Pamela Chestek, Shane Curcuru
  • Supplemental Materials
    Heather J. Meeker
  • Supplemental Materials
    Heather J. Meeker
Co-Chair(s)
Heather J. Meeker ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Mark F. Radcliffe ~ Co-Chair, Technology and Sourcing Practice Group, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Speaker(s)
Pamela Chestek ~ Chestek Legal
Shane Curcuru ~ The Apache Software Foundation
Harrison "Buzz" Frahn ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Van E. Lindberg ~ Dykema Gossett PLLC
Jaime Siegel ~ Open Invention Network
Nissa Strottman ~ Micro Focus
Luis Villa ~ Co-founder and General Counsel, Tidelift
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