Open Source Compliance: Navigating the Complexities of the GPL

22 October 2014

08.30 - 11.00

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescott St, London

Bird & Bird and Black Duck are pleased to invite you to their 'Open Source Compliance: Navigating the Complexities of the GPL' breakfast seminar

Over half of the more than one million open source projects available on the Internet use GPL licenses (GPL, LGPL and AGPL). They are the most widely-used open source licenses in the world. Many open source-savvy companies confidently integrate valuable software made available under these licenses into their development environments and internal operations, as well as their outbound products and services. However, the GPL family of licenses is “restrictive,” which means that certain conditions must be met when developing code.

The topics that will be covered at this seminar are:

  • Current open source trends
  • A high-level overview of the most popular OSS licenses
  • A deep dive into the GPL license, its obligations, and common assumptions

The importance of AGPL in SaaS and cloud computing.

Ian Edwards, Partner at Bird & Bird
Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck Software

Would you like to attend?

The programme

08.30 - 09.00
Breakfast and registration

09.00 - 09.30
A brief introduction to OSS
An in-depth review on some of the more popular licenses (including GPL)

09.30 - 09.40

09.40 - 10.45
A deep dive on the GPL
The importance of AGPL
Automating and enabling OSS use

10.45 - 11.00
Summary and Wrap-Up