Bird & Bird, Black Duck and Clearvision's 'Open Source - what's hiding in your code?' webinar

07 July 2010

Do you know what is hiding in your code?

Bird & Bird, Black Duck and Clearvision are hosting a webinar on the issues faced by organisations using Open Source software.

Clearvision will provide a background on Open Source code, and provide guidance on how companies are able to successfully audit and manage their software portfolio.

Bird & Bird will be providing background on the legal risks associated with the use of Open Source code. Advice relating to the legal implications of using Open Source code is predicted to increase as the understanding of the benefits and commercial value of Open Source code develops.

 The webinar will include:

·        strategic advice on the use of Open Source code and its impact on business models and product architecture;

·        an analysis of the key licensing issues arising out of Open Source licences; and

·        an analysis of licence compatibility issues, including conflicts between Open Source licences and traditional proprietary licences and the conflicts associated with aggregating different Open Source code and libraries licensed under incompatible licences.

From Bird & Bird, the webinar will be hosted by Christian Bartsch and Richard Graham.  Both Christian and Richard regularly advise clients on Open Source related issues.

We hope you can join us.

For further information, or to register to attend this seminar please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.