Open Source Software

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Our Open Source Software team assists businesses in identifying and navigating through the complex issues of Open Source Software (OSS) licensing and IP ownership. We conduct audits to identify and address legal, security and operational risks related to the use of OSS, advise on OSS license terms compliance, organize training programs and help setting up adequate OSS governance structures and OSS use policies.

Our team benefits of a deep technical knowledge and regularly works in collaboration with OSS technical audit providers.

We have a broad expertise in all types of OSS license families, and regularly deal with GPL licensing issues.

Our team works in close collaboration with our firm’s M&A practice to provide tailored advice and due diligence in the framework of takeovers of software companies.