Getting it Right with Open Source Software Licensing

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Why should you choose this course?

Open Source Software is now broadly used in the development of software applications. The ability to reuse components of code already created allows development teams to create more code, with more functionality, faster. It also promotes the adoption of standards and makes applications more interoperable.

With the increasing adoption of open source software in software development there is an increasing need for organisations to understand free and open source software licensing obligations and compliance issues.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for anyone concerned with and involved in Open Source Management, including operational, legal, software development managers, open source program managers, software procurement managers, software architects, developers and maintainers and product managers of open source products or proprietary products containing significant open source. Every effort has been made to present the concepts at a level that is accessible and relevant for all of these participants

What is the course outcome?

Knowledge that will be acquired from this course:

Basic legal understanding of the principles of open source software licensing.
Understand the spectrum of software licence categories e.g. reciprocal, permissive etc.
Obligations to be compliant with open source software licences
Industry best practices

What is the agenda?

This course is a half-day class room based course designed to help organisations who develop and distribute software and/or companies receiving software through a supply chain implement a governance program. The training is broken down into 7 modules which can be delivered individually if require.

The modules included in the course are:

1. What is Intellectual Property?

2. Introduction to Open Source Software Licenses

3. Introduction to Open Source Software compliance

4. Key Software Concepts for Open Source Software Review

5. Running an Open Source Software Review

6. End to End Compliance Management (Example Process)

7. Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls

Who is the course leader?

Martin Callinan

Martin has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry specialising in software licensing, IT Governance and risk avoidance. He has seen the challenges of risk management related to various aspects of the software ecosystem. Martin is now focused on assisting organisations leveraging the benefits of open source software to create bespoke applications in house or through third parties while managing the business risks of intellectual property, open source component licensing, copyrights, security vulnerability management, and operational risk.

Martin is actively involved in the the open source software industry to help create best practices and industry standards for the adoption and management of open source based software through and OpenUK Industry Association for Software Asset Management (, The Linux Foundation and Software Freedom Conservancy.

What is the cost of the course?

techUK Members- £295.00

Non Members- £495.00

(Prices exclude VAT)

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