Understanding Open Source Licenses

Dave McLoughlin Beginner

There are hundreds of open source licenses. Most developers don't take the time to read or understand them, but can you continue to ignore them? We have seen a rise in litigation around open source license over the last 10 years. And, in the last 12 months we have seen the first examples of OSS copyright trolls that are taking developers to court in an attempt to monetize GPL violations. 
 
This session will covers:
  • How OSS licenses are enforced
  • What are the main types of OSS licenses
  • How to identify them
  • What steps you need to take to ensure you are complying
 
We cover use case scenarios and do a "deep dive" on the most used licenses today and how to understand them.