The National Computer Board is organising a two-day workshop on the 1st and 2nd October 2018 at the Conference Hall, Level 1, Cyber Tower 1, Ebene. The workshop is targeted mainly to IT Professionals in public and private institutions and will cover among others, the following: -
Session 1-An overview of Open Source Software Licensing: This session will focus on the history of the free software and open source Software movement as counter-reaction to restrictions in businesses and Copyright Law. The understanding of the basic licensing model is fundamental for understanding common Open Source licenses.
Session 2- Open Source Licenses in Detail: This session will focus on an understanding of the most important and widespread licenses (Apache, BSD, MIT, MPL, AGPL, GPL, LGPL)
Session 3 - Legal Pitfalls when using Open Source Software: Big global players and their suppliers take considerable efforts to avoid copyright infringement and other legal risks. This session will elaborate on typical problems and how to avoid them.
Session 4 - Transfer of the Open Source Concept to other Works, Data and Hardware: The idea of free use of Intellectual Property is not restricted to software but is popular for other kind of works and data. The Wikipedia is a good example for the success of collaborative work creation.
Dr. Till Jaeger, Attorney at Law, JBB Rechtsanwälte – Germany will be the main resource person to deliver this workshop.
Table of Contents
The Open Source Definition
Session 1 - Fundamentals of Open Source Software Licensing
Session 2 - Open Source Licenses in Detail
Session 3 - Legal Pitfalls when using Open Source Software
Session 4 - Transfer of the Open Source Concept to other Works, Data and Hardware
Enforcement of the GNU GPL