European Open source & free software Law Event

Special 5th anniversary

12 October 2012

Salle Milan - George V (28, Avenue George V 75008 Paris) “FOSS: Standing on the shoulders of law”


Registration : 9:00



Copyleft extent

(9h30 - 10h30)

       Viral Licences – Myth or Reality? Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz (Unisys)
       The Affero GPLv3: Why It Exists & Who It's For? Bradley M. Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)

Open source (internal) governance

(10h40 - 11h40)

       Feedback on open source Governance, Céline Fontaine (Orange)
       License compatibility analysis and components based systems in public research: presentation of a practical approach, Magali Fitzgibbon (INRIA)

Open Source Software in Mergers and Acquisitions

(11h50 - 12h50)

       USA practices in M&A, L. Philip Odence (Black Duck)
       French M&A in FOSS, Olivier Hugot (Hugot Avocats)

Public procurement of FOSS

(14h00 - 15h00)

       Public procurement of FOSS, Daniel Melin (Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency)
       Procuring software by mentioning brand names, Mathieu Paapst (Groningen University)

Open source and IP consolidation

(15h10 - 16h10)

       Contribution Policies for FOSS Projects, Richard Fontana (Red Hat)
       The Rise and Evolution of the Open Source Software Foundation, Stephen R. WALLI (Outercurve)


(16h20 - 17h20)

       13 Years of FLOSS License Compliance: A Historical Perspective, Bradley M. Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)
       FOSS licences before courts in Europe, Philippe Laurent (CRIDS/MVVP)

Economic impacts of Open Source software

(17h30 - 18h30)

       Free “Libre” Open Source Software Licenses – a Picklock to Open the Market, Massimiliano Gambardella (EconomiX)
       FOSS and competition law, Benjamin Jean (inno³)

Catering: through the events

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