Legal Summit Registration is now open

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The Linux Foundation will host its first Legal Collaboration Summit on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Motorola’s Customer Briefing Center in Schaumburg, IL just outside of Chicago. The conference, to be conducted by In-House Member Counsel, for In-House Counsel, will focus on the issues that in-house counsel are now routinely asked to address about the use of open source software within the enterprise2 or within a commercial offering.

“The goal of the day is for the in-house attorneys to share their experience developing commercially reasonable ways to manage the use of open source software and their confidence that the adoption of open source software is fully aligned with commercial objectives and business control requirements.” - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The day will include panels, question and answer periods, and breaks for networking. Discussion topics will include: how open source projects work; how licenses for open source projects can be determined and confirmed; and how companies develop effective compliance policies providing for both the use of open source software in business operations and contributions by employees back to community projects. Counsel will also share their experiences releasing commercial offerings under an open source license and the challenge of building communities around the contributions.

Please note that this event is only open to in-house counsel.