Co-organizator of the annual European Opensource and free software Law Event, Benjamin Jean is currently the inno³ company's CEO, an open innovation consulting firm focused on IP and project management . He also works as lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, teachs IP in several Masters and as consultant within the Gilles Vercken Law firm.
Benjamin Jean is author of a new book “Option Libre. The good usage of Free Licences” (http://framabook.org), co-author of the “Open Source Guide” professional whitepaper published by the Syntec Numerique and is involved in several working teams about open source and Open Data governance and/or licensing.
During it past position, he created the first CJOS (Open Source Law Center) He also co-founded, a few years ago, a French (community) project, named Veni Vidi Libri, which aims to inform creators and developers about free/OS licenses and to help them using free licenses.
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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 source.
The cloud is expanding, and so does the use of FOSS in the cloud. Cloud computing raises many challenging legal issues (vendor lockin, interoperability, migration costs, SLA, applicable law,etc.). Are they all relevant when FOSS is deployed? Does deploying FOSS in the cloud raise other specific legal concerns? FOSS has always had its legal challenges (definition of derivative works or distribution, coping with software patentability, validity of disclaimers, licenses opposability, etc.). Are these challenges the same in a cloud context? The aim of the speech is to share thoughts and questions on the legal aspects of FOSS deployment in the Cloud and to introduce the next EOLE legal event of 6 December 2013, which will be a full day legal event on that same topic.