How to protect your Technology IP assets when using Open Source

Event Info

Thu 20 Nov, 2014 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rainmaking Loft
1 St Katharine's Way
London, E1W 1UN, UK


In this seminar Jeff Luszcz, founder of Palamida, will discuss the fundamental concepts of Open Source licensing, including: the different categories and characteristics of open-source licenses; the "copyleft" effect of certain Open Source licenses; the primary risks and benefits of using Open Source Software (OSS); and the obligations and restrictions commonly imposed by popular open-source licenses. Jeff will also discuss the evolving enforcement landscape for open-source software.

Learn Jeff's personal experience of running his start-up that went through compliance issues

Panelists (to be announced) will include: VC, entrepreneur, law firm

Please join our panel of experts as they examine the open source compliance landscape from the perspective of start-ups. The panelists will provide examples of real world compliance issues and describe best practices for addressing the challenges faced by start-ups in open source licensing and compliance.

100% of start-ups use open source.

Learn how to protect your IP assets from day one and not risk time consuming remediation in the future.

Key Topics to be addressed:

  • What’s Open Source?
  • What is an audit and why would you do it?
  • What is the Affero GPL / AGPL?
  • Three biggest misconceptions of Open Source
  • How to help developers make the correct decisions and use open source properly and safely
  • How to secure IP compliance before merger & acquisition
  • Recognize distinctions between the different categories of open-source licenses and the corresponding risks and obligations
  • Understand the primary risks and benefits that drive company decisions involving open-source
  • Questions to ask your development team
  • Q&A


Jeff Luszcz - Founder and VP Services and Support - Palamida


As VP of Services and Support, Jeff leads the professional services team responsible for enterprise audits. He is also responsible for managing Palamida's field-engineering services, assisting with product development and implementation and leading upcoming product release programs.

Previous to Palamida, Jeff was Senior Software Engineer at Cacheon, responsible for research and development. He also served as a senior engineer on the development team and technical lead for Fortune 500 customer engagements.

He spent six years as a software engineer at NASA Ames Research Center where he implemented software for simulation and visualization of innovative flat panel display technology and their related human factors.


Amanda Brock Director - Origin International Technology Law


With almost 20 years of global legal experience Amanda has spent 13 years working in-­house advising some of the UK’s best known and most innovative companies. These have included General Motors, DSG International, Freeserve, French Connection, Nicole Farhi and Canonical (Mark Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu Project). She has worked across the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

About Palamida Palamida was founded in 2004 to develop products and services for a new software category - Software Composition Analysis. Specifically, Palamida products and services enable stakeholders from development, legal and security to collaborate to maximize development productivity thru widespread use of open source and other third party software while minimizing the risk of IP infringement and security vulnerabilities. The company is located in San Francisco, and is privately held.



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