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Karen Copenhaver on Perspectives of Key Players in Open Source

International Free and Open Source Software Law Review

 | June 30, 2009

 | Karen F. Copenhaver

Karen Copenhaver, partner in business & technology, published “Platform: collaboration among counsel” in the inaugural issue of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review.  In the article, Ms. Copenhaver explores the various perspectives of key players in open source licensing issues: in-house counsel, outside counsel, the courts, developer communities, individual engineers and business leaders.  These many different viewpoints contribute to an overall lack of consensus on open source licensing issues.  As a solution, Ms. Copenhaver advocates on-line, lawyer-only communities for the discussion and ultimate resolution of open source licensing issues. 



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