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Mandatory Considerations before using Open Source Code
October 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presentation Summary: There is rarely a topic in business that can divide a crowd with as much passion and fury as a political debate. However, Open Source Code has that ability. Whether you’re a software developer, a business owner or an acquirer of businesses, you need to understand Open Source Code. It’s too advantageous to ignore and too dangerous to underestimate.
This presentation will cover:
- i) A general history and overview of Open Source Code,
- ii) Its legal mechanics and potential legal pitfalls, and
iii) Prudent courses of action for:
- Software Developers who are looking to avoid malpractice;
- Business Owners who are looking to avoid unforeseen litigation; and
- Business Acquirers who are looking to save money on the purchase price of acquisitions.
Bio: William F. McDonough is the owner of The McDonough Law Office, P.L., where he focuses his practice on Technology Law and related contracts. Mr. McDonough is admitted to practice law in Florida and holds a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, a LL.M. from University of Miami School of Law and a M.B.A from Stetson University. Prior to opening The McDonough Law Office, P.L., Mr. McDonough practiced Mergers and Acquisitions for Allen Systems Group Inc., an enterprise software provider.
Disclaimer: This presentation, along with any subsequent information provided during any Question and Answer session, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.