As a subgroup of our Technology Transactions and IP Law & Licensing Practices, we have developed a specialized practice, counseling clients in the area of open source software licensing and compliance.
Our attorneys have experience in crafting solutions for reducing the legal barriers to using open source software, thus allowing our clients to successfully leverage open source software in their businesses. Our experience includes assisting both developers and consumers of open source software with issues such as:
- Developing and implementing open source management and compliance policies,
- Managing open source software license compliance and compatibility issues,
- Evaluating and selecting open source software licensing models in connection with the release of open source software; and
- Conducting open source license reviews and diligence audits.
Our Open Source Software Practice clients range from technology companies seeking to integrate open source software into traditionally proprietary products and services, to companies in a variety of other industries looking to leverage open source software in their environments.