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Open Source Software handle with care

2/28/2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Open Source Software - handle with care


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Thursday, February 28, 2013

7:00 PM


גיבורי ישראל 12, Netanya (map)

The talk will take place at CoSpace, new coworking space in Netanya. Free public parking is available.

This talk is about the use of open source software, and what one should be aware of before using open source software. Beverley will give a brief overview of the various open source software licenses and give some examples of litigation in Israel and overseas.

Covered topics

* History, the GNU manifesto

* Basic concepts of copyright law

* Overview of various licenses – GPL, LGPL, Apache, MIT, Berkeley, Mozilla

* Risks associated with the use of open source software

* Litigation – Tivoization, Skype, Cisco in Israel…

Beverley is a corporate lawyer with particular experience in advising hi-tech companies in a wide range of industries from infancy to exit. She advises hi-tech companies in various aspects of their business, from intellectual property, joint venture agreements, distribution agreements and other related matters. Beverley also advises entrepreneurs and founders in connection with company formation, employment and option matters, and founder and shareholder agreements.

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