The business of GPL: Open source legal 101 - Jason Wacha, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, MontaVista Software; Director and Founder of Open Bar
, What are the big legal issues with open source licensing, especially GPL v3? This presentation aims to give developers the context to understand how open source licensing can affect project outcomes. Topics covered will include the differences between laws vs. licenses vs. commercial agreements; what is a derivative work; package/RPM issues vs. program issues; summary of GPL v2 and GPL v3 and how they differ; how GPL and commercial software work together; and practical suggestions for dealing with related issues.
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