Sign Up For The Free Linux Foundation Publication - Releasing Proprietary Source Code Under an Open Source License

As companies realize the benefits of open sourcing proprietary technologies and building development communities around them, the need for a formalized process emerges to manage that transition from proprietary to open source. This paper presents an overview of a generic process that can be used to guide the legal, technical, and business considerations related to IP due diligence before making proprietary technology available under an open source license.