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December 07, 2005

OSS SIG meeting recordings

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council's Open Source Software Special Interest Group held a meeting on December 1, 2005. There were two parts, both of which included discussion of software licensing, the GPL, and related corporate interactions. The first part was a talk by Gartner's Nick Gall, an analyst who was previously an IP attorney. The second part included representatives from Fidelity Investments talking about their use of OSS and how they deal with various licensing issues.

The meeting was recorded and is available online (though not part of the Software Garden podcast series). See the OSS SIG's wiki page about the meeting for links to the recordings.

Corporate attorneys will probably find both recordings of interest. There were several attorneys in attendence and there was a lot of give and take between the speakers and the audience. These weren't speeches as much as discussions in many ways.

Posted by danb at December 7, 2005 07:38 PM