Navigating the Open Source Legal Maze

As open source software rapidly becomes a mainstay in the development of applications and devices, companies need to be more aware of adherence to licensing compliance and export disclosure requirements to avoid the risks of fees and fines, business disruption, and lawsuits. This paper sets forth several important practices for meeting legal requirements that can also help control costs and reduce risks.


  • Effective license compliance processes and Open Chain Specifications
  • Common license compliance mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Best practices to identify encryption in software
  • How to develop and maintain an export management and compliance program