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Jose Lancho
Day DebConf day 2 (2009-07-25)
Room BOF room - no video
Start time 10:00
Duration 01:00
ID 473
Event type bof
Track DebConf Unofficial

Licence compatibility

I would like to participate with a presentation titled "License compatibility". I think that this is a major issue to consider in the open source software legal practice. Different open source licenses create different legal frameworks for the production of software in a collective and distributed manner.

I will examinate the legal interoperability of main free software licenses because software developers are confronted frequently with problems related to incompatibility of software licenses, I also want to talk about the new conflictual framework of patents versus intellectual property and how a free software license interact whith patents, the limits to the virus effects of copyleft and the closed relation of free licenses and open standards.

Undestanding the principles of license compatibility, in view of the proliferation of licenses that are nowadays considered to fall under the definition of "open source", and understanding the copyleft clauses address one of the more important legal challenges of the future of the open source software.