Lunch & Learn: Open Source Software Do's & Don'ts

Event DATE:
March 3, 2015
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Are you using open source software, libraries, or components? You may think you are saving time and money by not reinventing the wheel. In some cases, you’re right. However, using components with an inappropriate license for your situation may make affect your company’s valuation or prevent you from releasing your software to market.
There can be some hidden issues with using an open source solution that you may not be aware of. Don’t make your startup unmarketable. Attend this workshop to learn more about the “Do’s and Don’ts” of using open source software.
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Topics discussed include

  • Open source license conflicts
  • Hidden and implied open source license terms
  • The effect of open source licenses on a company’s valuation

About the Instructor
John Lyon, Thomas | Horstemeyer


John Lyon is an attorney at Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP, an intellectual property law firm in Atlanta. John received his J.D. from Georgia State University and his B.S. from Georgia Tech, where he majored in computer science. John’s practice areas at Thomas | Horstemeyer include electrical and computer patent prosecution, patent litigation, and open source software licensing. John is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where he serves as cochairman of the Open Source Software subcommittee.