Friday, August 24, 2007

Open Source Legal Webinar: An Open Source Overview after the Release of General Public License Version 3

I recently did a webinar for Gathering 2.0 on open source legal issues with a particular emphasis on GPLv3. Gathering 2.0 is an interesting website which is building a community for people who manage intangible assets (like patents, copyrights and trademarks) for companies. I have known the founder, Suzanne Harrison, for over 15 years and she has great experience in this area. Since intangible assets have become such a large part of a company's assets it is critical that they be managed just like other assets. IBM has been doing a great job for many years, extracting over $1 billion per year by licensing its patent portfolio. In the interest of transparency, I should note that Gathering 2.0 is a client.

If you are interested in listening to the webinar (and seeing the slides), please follow these instructions:

1. Go to

2. To access the slides, you must register and basic membership is free.

Note: The audible-only portion is available without registration ( on the homepage, just click the "Recording" link in the webinar block below and to the right of my picture).

3. Once you register and login, go back to the homepage, click the "Download Slides" link in the webinar block which is the block below and to the right of my picture.