The next Pittsburgh PMI IT LIG meeting will be held on January 16, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Tech Council, 2000 Technology Drive #100 Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The meeting will start at 6:00pm with pizza being served at 5:30.
An Introduction to Legal Issues in Open Source Software
The use of open source software and other free software provides developers with many benefits in terms of cost, interoperability and customization. Although the use of such software may be free of cost, it is usually not free of responsibility. As such, it is important to understand what terms and conditions apply to open source usage and how to comply with such terms and conditions.
Join Fox Rothschild attorney Brienne Terril for this introduction to the legal issues involved in using, modifying and developing open source software. Brienne will discuss the different types of licensing arrangements that may apply to open source software usage, and will provide an overview of the risks and consequences associated with each. She will also highlight suggestions for implementing best practices with respect to using open source software.
Brienne Terril is an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Fox Rothschild LLP. Brienne is a registered patent attorney and a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. She helps clients manage issues involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and licensing. She regularly provides counsel on issues relating to product and technology development across a diverse array of technologies including computer security systems, robotic devices, medical devices, mobile communications devices, e-commerce systems and security and encryption technologies. Additionally, Brienne has significant experience negotiating and preparing technology transfer and licensing agreements. Brienne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Bucknell University and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.