Risks, opportunities and challenges in open source - the view from the lawyer
Seminar by Michel Jaccard from id est avocats
Tuesday 12 December 2017 (12h15 - 13h15) - Internef - 237
Michel Jaccard is the founder of id est avocats, a corporate and technology law firm based in Lausanne. He has been involved in the last 20 years in more than a hundred corporate finance and M&A deals in Switzerland and abroad, acting for entrepreneurs and owners, venture capital and private equity firms, industrial buyers and financial sponsors. Along his corporate expertise, he sits on several advisory boards and regularly helps C-level execs and board members of SMEs and global brands navigate the world of advanced technologies, distributed computing, open source, data protection and cybersecurity, and more generally manage their online presence and digital transformation.
Michel holds a JD and PhD from the University of Lausanne and an LLM from Columbia Law School (Stone Scholar, Fulbright grantee). He is admitted to practice in Switzerland and New York, and has been highly recommended in Corporate/M&A, Technology, Media/Telecoms and Intellectual Property for the past 10 years by leading guides such as Chambers and Legal500. He maintains a blog on innovation and technology law and frequently appears as speaker, jury member or mentor in national and international forums.
Wide adoption of open source has been hindered by a lot of FUD, in particular regarding legal compliance, risk of infringement and litigation. What are the leading cases ? How could open source no more be perceived as a risk but as an opportunity ? What are the best practices in open source licensing today ?
Michel Jaccard, a member of Free Software Foundation Europe Legal Network and who has been active in open source and open access matters since 2005, for developers, publishers, and commercial users, will share his thoughts and experience.
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