DLA Piper’s Open Source In-house Counsel Discussion series is managed by and for in-house counsel, providing them with a venue to discuss open source legal issues under the Chatham House rule. Following on our initial meeting in Fall 2019, we will holding OSS In-house Counsel Discussions every quarter, alternating between morning and afternoon to enable participation from Europe and Asia, respectively.
We will explore the following topics (thanks to our volunteers!), as well as other late-breaking issues:
- Recent Developments in OSS – led by Mark Radcliffe, Chair of OSS Group, DLA Piper
- GPL Dispute: Ubiquiti Networks vs. Cambium Networks.
These two companies are both raising claims about GPL violations. This case and the Versata line of cases demonstrate that claims around GPL violations are now being brought in suits between commercial entities, as well as highlight the importance of compliance with license obligations – led by Nissa Strottman, Vice President, VP, Product and Operations.
- OSS and Cloud.
Cloud-based platforms and software offerings – whether application, computer or storage – are among the fastest-growing areas of the industry. We will discuss the different legal implications based on different distribution or deployment models – led by Christine Lam, Director of IP at Netapp.
- OpenChain Update.
The OpenChain Project is very active with major companies such as Microsoft becoming certified. The OpenChain Project expects to receive ISO certification soon. Shane will discuss his predictions about the effect of ISO corticationled by Shane Coughlan, General Manager, OpenChain at Linux Foundation.