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30 Aug

The verdict is in, and the best open source license is...

in BSD, Community, Company, Entrepreneurship, Legal, Video, EPL, GPL, Eclipse, Licenses

Which license is the best license for business? For community? For academia? For government? What are the key factors that influence the decision regarding an open source license? Are there certain things you should look out for?

This debate featured a panel of experts to examine the key factors influencing the decision to choose a particular license, as well as the subtle differences between the GPL, EPL, and BSD licences. These licenses cover a good range of the open source license spectrum.

The panel was:

Which Open Source License is Best? from Andrew Ross on Vimeo.

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Which open source license is best? - Ottawa, Canada

in BSD, Entrepreneurship, Legal, YOW15, EPL, GPL, Licenses

The verdict is in...

And the best open source license is [follow this link for the verdict and/or to watch the video]

Event Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2009


Gowlings Board Room, 26th floor
160 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON
45° 25' 14.6856" N, 75° 41' 34.2024" W
12 Mar

What is the future of open source licensing?

in BSD, Legal, Video, EPL, GPL, Licenses

I had the great privilege of attending a talk by professor Michael Madison. Michael Madison is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, on Open Source Licenses and the Boundaries of Knowledge Production.

What is the future of open source licensing? The presentation will use Jacbosen v. Katzer, a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that analyzes an open source software license, to frame a discussion of open source issues that are conceptual, historical, and practical.

We are grateful to the sponsors, the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Madison for allowing us to record this great talk. He is an excellent speaker and the talk was thought provoking. I believe you will enjoy it as well.

What is the future of open source licensing? from Andrew Ross on Vimeo.

Summercamp/Geocamp 2009 - Ottawa, Canada

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Event Description

The Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre (FOSSLC) will be hosting a conference on May 13, 14, and 15 at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This event will bring together industry, academia, government, and community to learn about open source. Over 40 talks during the conference will cover technical, legal, and business aspects of open source use in private industry, community, and government. This event is relevant to technical and non-technical audiences. This event is relevant to all industries as 85% of businesses already use open source today. Talks will be a mix of skill levels with emphasis on approachable material suitable for beginners making this an excellent learning opportunity.

We have chosen themes to encourage cross pollination of ideas and talent.

1) Education using open source software
2) Business and ecosystem development using open source principles
3) Developing open source software
4) Developing using open source software
5) Legal issues including DRM, Case law, intellectual property
6) Open source in Government

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible.

Lead Sponsors

Geoconnections Algonquin College Ingres Corporation


DM Solutions Open Concept Consulting TheCodeFactory
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - Friday, May 15, 2009


Algonquin College
T Building
Ottawa, ON
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W