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Wednesday, September 23 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
A Crash Course in Open Source Licensing

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Open source software licenses are intended to provide a way for software authors to protect their own rights, and the rights of the users of their software, but many developers are unaware of how they work, why they are important, and how to apply them to their projects.

It may never have occurred to you, but software licenses are much like programs: they are developed to meet requirements, they live in a world of external influences and constraints, and they use documented techniques to solve problems.

In this session, the attendees will participate in a fun, interactive process to choose the components of a software license through real-world examples, with the goal of every attendee leaving with a basic understanding of the more important aspects of software licenses. Along the way they will learn the basics of copyrights and how they apply to software; what 'derivative work' and 'distribution' mean in these contexts; and many other useful concepts, including the most important differences between common licenses like the GNU General Public License family and the Apache 2 license.

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Kevin P. Fleming

Open Source Community Builder, Bloomberg
Kevin operates the OSPO at Bloomberg in New York City, managing Bloomberg's interactions with the global open source community. He facilitates open source contributions, project publications, and supports the processes to bring open source tools and infrastructure into the company... Read More →

Wednesday September 23, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Hamilton (403) Meydenbauer Center

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