I'm organizing a legal/licensing track at Open World Forum (September
22-24, Paris). It would be great to have a talk about SPDX. Kim,
are you planning to attend OWF again and interested in giving an
update on SPDX? If not, anyone else interested?
CFP: Legal and Licensing Aspects of Open Source at OWF 2011
Licensing is an important component of every free software and open
source project. This is especially true as an increasing number of
corporations are adopting and distributing open source applications and
code. This track considers various legal and licensing aspects of open
source, both from a community and a corporate perspective.
This track is a great opportunity for you to discuss legal and licensing
aspects of open source with lawyers, decision makers, open source
developers and other people who are interested in legal aspects of open
Here is a non-exhaustive list of topics we would like to cover:
- Contributor agreements and copyright assignment (e.g. Harmony)
- Standards for exchanging license data (e.g. SPDX)
- Open source compliance (tools, processes, etc)
- Open source and patents
- Incorporating projects as non-profit organizations
Please send a title and an abstract (5-15 lines) of your talk, with a short
(5-10 lines) bio and the expected length of your talk (50 minutes for
longer talks, 25 minutes for short talks) to Martin Michlmayr at tbm@...
Final date for submission: August 7, 2011
Open Source Program Office, Hewlett-Packard