The legal issues of using and contributing to open source projects are often a source of confusion. In this session, we will focus on the key aspects of open source licensing. The session will also outline how the Eclipse Foundation provides the legal framework for industry collaboration through the use of Working Groups to facilitate the creation and growth of innovation networks. As part of this, the session will examine how the Eclipse Foundation manages contributions of intellectual property to Eclipse projects and undertakes due diligence to give our downstream consumers greater comfort as they use and distribute Eclipse technology.
Janet Campbell is Legal Counsel & Manager, Intellectual Property at the Eclipse Foundation and is responsible for the review of intellectual property proposed for inclusion in Eclipse open source projects. This review includes examining both the provenance of the intellectual property and license compatibility.
delicious | digg | dzone