Guidance for Open Source Software Licensing
Open source software is ubiquitous. It may or may not pose risks depending upon what type of open source license governs its use and how the open source software is used and incorporated into other software. Open source software raises issues for both licensors and licensees. Additionally, open source has recently taken on new permutations with the advent of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies.
Software can be licensed under a dual license structure where it is made available under an open source license as well as under a commercial license. We can assist in structuring dual licensing strategies that protect intellectual property and open up revenue sources.
Other issues that need to be considered for open source are copyright infringement and contribution agreements for adding to open source code.
We can help you navigate the contours of the open source ecosystem.
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