Our Open-Source team is unrivaled in its experience of OSS licenses, bringing profound understanding of the legal risks involved with the use of free/open source software. We help our clients understand the scope and breadth of exposure and take mitigating steps to minimize or eliminate it, making prudent and safe use of free/open-source software while protecting their intellectual property.
Our comprehensive OSS services include:
Legal guidance on compliant use of popular OSS, while maintaining the confidentiality of proprietary software code.
Legal advice on the integration of OSS covered by reciprocity licenses – most notably, GPL & LGPL – with proprietary software code.
Drafting, establishing, and implementing corporate policies on the use, development, integration, and distribution of OSS.
Conducting due diligence reviews of OSS and its use.
Advising corporate OSS compliance boards on prudent use and integration of OSS.
Preparing legal opinions regarding OSS.
Training sessions to software development teams on the do’s and don’ts of using OSS.
Integration of corporate open-source governance policies with automatic tools for OSS scanning.
Advice to companies on code contributions to existing open-source projects and open-sourcing their own development projects.
Representing litigants in precedential OSS litigation at the Tel Aviv District Court and a federal lawsuit at the Northern District of California.