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Legal Tools in Creating an Open Source Project and Business Model

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I explained a number of legal tools that are needed (or should at least be considered) when setting up an open source project or a business model in an article published in Symbio’s publication. It was  based on my presentation at Openmind 2010 (Helsinki).

“The legal rules often play a key role when it comes to business models in software businesses andnotably in free and open source software projects. This is particularly true when the project owner wants to maintain some level of control over the software and the project itself. The balance between control and freedom is achieved by legal tools and policies, such as licenses, compliance policies,contracts, trademarks, organisation rules, contribution policies, only to name a few.” Full article at Symbio’s site:

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August 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

A Presentation on Validos and Open Source Compliance

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IPRinfo published last year my short writing in Finnish on taking open source into use by businesses. At the same time I presented Validos, an association established to make easier the process of taking open source into use.

I also describe the methodology of Validos, although my and Mikko-Pekka Partanen’s recent article in IFOSSLR is significantly more thorough (and longer) and in English. The recent article is titled Package Review as a Part of Free and Open Source Software Compliance.

IPRinfo is a magazine published by IPR University Center –  a department for IPR studies of a number of Finnish universities.

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July 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Presenting Validos at Openworldforum, Fossbazaar conference

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I presented Validos view to collaborative open source compliance at Fossbazaar conference, an event under Openworldforum, 2 Oct 2009.

All slides are posted on Fossbazaar. My presentation – Validos view on Open Source Compliance –  is there too. Mike Mahemoff took some photos of the session, one of which shows a glimpse of the Validos database summary. He also made a fuller report of the Fossbazaar session.

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October 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Presentation at Joensuun Valo 2009

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I was asked to give an overview on open source compliance at Joensuun Valo. The seminar was in Finnish, as was my presentation.

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May 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm