North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

The Legalities of Open Source and Linux

When: Wed September 11, 2002 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Larry Rosen

Location: O'Reilly and Associates

Our speaker this month is an expert on legal issues relating to open source software and intellectual property; instead of a specific pre-planned formal presentation, we’ve decided to do a Q&A session, so read up, think of some questions (interesting, hard, you’re just curious, whatever…) and bring them to the meeting with you. Or you can email and we can ask your questions for you.

Larry Rosen is the founding partner of ROSENLAW.COM LLP, a law firm that specializes in intellectual property matters for large and small companies and individuals. He is also the general counsel and executive director of Open Source Initiative, an organization that reviews and approves licenses for open source software. His articles on legal issues relating to open source appear monthly in Linux Journal. Before he became an attorney, Larry taught computer programming and managed several computer departments at Stanford University. He then worked in private industry, managing computer and applications development. At one large firm he guided the design, implementation, manufacturing and marketing of successful products for data and voice communications.

Published Wed 11 September 2002 by Eric Eisenhart