SOURCE: The Linux Foundation
March 26, 2008 10:30 ET
The Linux Foundation Hosts Spring Legal Summit
Industry's Top Open Source Legal Experts Share Experiences at Exclusive Linux Foundation Summit
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced
the details for its second Legal Summit, which will be held at the Motorola
Customer Briefing Center in Schaumburg, Ill. on April 23, 2008.
To register, please visit https://www.linux-foundation.org/events/legal.
The LF Legal Summits provide an important vendor-neutral forum for leading
in-house counsel from member companies HP, IBM, Intel, Novel, Oracle, Red
Hat and others, to collaborate in the development of programs to address
legal issues surrounding Linux and open source software. The Summits are
led by the LF legal team of Karen Copenhaver and Andy Updegrove.
"The Legal Summits are an important component of the LF event roster. They
provide a unique opportunity for in-house counsel to cut through the FUD
and discuss what successful companies are doing to realize the benefits of
Linux and open source while meeting the requirements of today's legal
environment," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.
The Summit will include panels, question and answer periods, and breaks for
networking. Discussion topics will include: how open source projects work;
how licenses for open source projects can be determined and confirmed; and
how companies develop effective compliance policies providing for both the
use of open source software in business operations and contributions by
employees back to community projects. Counsel will also share their
experiences releasing commercial offerings under an open source license and
the challenge of building communities around the contributions.
The first LF Legal Summit was held October 25 - 26, 2007 in Boston and
focused on effective ways to collaborate in the development of compliance,
education programs, and evolving intellectual property rights policies
optimized to support open development models.
For companies and organizations interested in attending these member-only
events but who are not currently LF members, please contact
About the Linux Foundation
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growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of
Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open
source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation
promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources
and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed
platforms. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org.
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