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Intellectual Property and Licences in the Context of European Projects

March 1

Open source has transformed the software development landscape, enabling collaboration and innovation on a global scale. Navigating intellectual property (IP) and licenses within the open source context presents unique challenges. This talk explores the relationship between IP and licenses in open source, addressing key questions such as what intellectual property is, how it applies to open source, and the impact of different licensing models.
The talk highlights the legal implications of using open source software and emphasizes the importance of understanding and complying with license obligations. It also discusses best practices for managing intellectual property assets within open source projects, including attribution, copyright protection, and conflict resolution. Additionally, the role of licenses in fostering innovation and community engagement is emphasized.

Speaker:
Wayne Beaton,
Director of Open Source Projects at Eclipse Foundation

Wayne works for the Eclipse Foundation where he fills the dual roles of Director of Open Source Projects and Evangelist. He spends his days working with the many Eclipse open source project teams, learning about Eclipse technology, and making sure that everybody knows just how cool it all really is.



Wayne authors the 
Eclipse Hints, Tips, and Random Musings blog.