Best Practices in Managing Open Source Intellectual Property in the Enterprise

It seems that every day brings new debates about commercial software vs. open source software. Many people agree that open source options are gaining significant traction in enterprise development, but just what are you getting with that free product? Commercial open source vendors are able to provide much more than just the applications, including enterprise services, technical support, accelerated development, and indemnification/defense of IP claims.

Join Robert Blasi, patent attorney with Goodwin Procter and Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState, the Dynamic Language Experts for a discussion of current open source developments and the future of commercial products.

Topics include:

  • Whether open source is truly free
  • Best practices for using open source software without the risk
  • Trends and drivers for open source in the enterprise
  • Why commercial open source solutions can save dollars and time