ApacheCon NA 2011

Zak Greant

Electronic Frontierist

Half Day -- Managing Free Software and Open Source Licensing
November 8 2:30PM
Software development is a complex field that is further complicated by software licensing. This workshop will teach you the essential skills and best practices needed to effectively manage the complexity of software licensing, particularly in environments where Free Software/Open Source licenses and proprietary licensed software needs to co-exist.

Topics to be covered will include:
* copyright basics
* an overview of Free Software and Open Source licensing
* best practices for licensing contributions from third parties
* licensing strategies for companies, projects and individuals
* best practices for managing license compliance
* explaining Free/Open licensing and Free/Open/proprietary hybrid licensing to customers
* multiple licensing models and proprietary re-licensing schemes
* how to perform a licensing audit on your code base
* best practices for integrating third party code into your code base

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