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Open Source Licenses - Don't be Left out in the Open

Open Source Licenses - Don't be Left out in the Open

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Open source software continues to gain momentum as a viable alternative to “proprietary” software.  IT people tingle with excitement whenever anyone mentions the words “open source software,” while legal people begin to hyperventilate.  If you don’t understand what all the fuss is about, join us for spirited discussion of all things open source. What are the origins of OSS, where is it going, what makes IT people get excited, what makes the lawyers cringe, what is the disagreement with Linux and GPL v3? These and other questions will be addressed in our spirited discussion of open source software.

Why should we be concerned with Open Source Software (OSS)?
What is the background of OSS?
Where do we encounter open source today?
Why is OSS considered a Unix clone?
What do IT managers consider the top 5 OSS advantages?
What are predictions regarding OSS use to 2010.
How does corporate America see the OS risk?
What is the key GPL restriction for OSS?
What do the key OSS terms really mean?
     Four Freedoms
     Viral OSS
What are the substantive changes in the new GPL v3?
Does GPL v3 have a patent retaliation provision?
What are MicroSoft’s patent claims?
What is the OSS reaction?
What is the Open Invention Network and why MicroSoft should fear it?
What is the Linux concern with GPL v3?
What do Gartner and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Counsel advise regarding the risk of OSS versus proprietary software?

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