[beyond-licensing] Legal Issues: Online group editing

Deb Nicholson deb at eximiousproductions.com
Tue Sep 6 19:30:19 UTC 2016

Hi Luis,
Two calls ago, we agreed that it would be useful to provide information
about common legal tools and some of the ways they are used by people,
projects and companies to facilitate adoption and production of free and
open source software.

Here's the list of topics we want to cover:

   * Copyright
        "managing Inbound Contributions"
            Ownership vs Provenance
            Set developer expectations
            Relicensing processes
        "managing Outbound Distribution"
             Distributability (do you have the rights you think you have to
    * Trademark
        How, When and Why To Register
            Do trademarks empower or inhibit openness?
        How Not To Infringe On Existing Marks
    * Patents
      How they interact with open source licenses
        explicit patent licenses
        implicit patent licenses
      Defensive strategies
        Non-aggression pacts, LOT, patent pledges, defensive publications
   * Employment Agreements as they relate to your open source work
    Trade secrets

In our most recent meeting, we noted that most of us seemed reluctant to
jump in solo on the wiki,
so we came up with a plan to schedule a group editing session.

The idea is to find a time when several committee participants can edit at
once so nobody feels like they are scooping the group.

The doodle poll to schedule is here, http://doodle.com/poll/xxcismxqiz6wyux7


On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 11:02 AM, Luis Villa <luis at lu.is> wrote:

> Hi, Deb-
> For those of us who weren't in the call, can you elaborate a bit on what
> you had in mind for this? Sounds potentially interesting but pretty vague :)
> Thanks!
> Luis
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:41 AM Deb Nicholson <
> deb at eximiousproductions.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> At today's meeting, we decided to schedule online group editing to
>> populate the wiki with ideas for Legal Considerations in September.
>> Doodle poll, http://doodle.com/poll/xxcismxqiz6wyux7
>> We will use etherpads to get ideas down and then transfer them to the
>> wiki at the end of the session. The first session will run for an hour,
>> although no one will be kicked out of the etherpads if they want to spend a
>> second hour editing.
>> Thanks!
>> Deb
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