Lecture: (Telekom) Open Source License Compendium

Eine CC lizenzierte Gemeinschaftsarbeit


Das Recht, Open Source Software zu nutzen, wird über ein Lizenz adäquates Verhalten erworben, nicht über Geld. Leider existiert jedoch keine systematische Anleitung, was in einem Verwendungskontext konkret zu tun ist, um eine bestimmte Open Source Software lizenzadäquat zu verwenden.

Die Deutsche Telekom AG hat begonnen, solch ein ‚Open Source License Compendium‘ zusammen mit der Community zu entwickeln und unter der ‚Creative Commons License ‘ zu veröffentlichen. Dieser Vortrag wird die Open Source Lizenz Management Strategie‘ der Telekom erläutern. Und er wird die Rolle erläutern, die das Open Source License Compendium dabei spielt.

The right to use Open Source Software is granted by meeting of the respective Open Source licenses. This is a particular challenge for large companies, for several reasons:

Firstly there are many different Open Source licenses. Secondly these licenses each have different obligations. Thirdly these obligations depend on different conditions and circumstances such as systemic or architectural aspects, aspects of usage, how they are combined, and so on. And fourthly, because large companies are likely using more Open Source Software packages than small companies or individual developers, they have to invest more resources into the task of fulfilling the licenses correctly.

There is much information concerning Open Source available. Unfortunately there are not any materials describing concretely what one has to do for using a specific Open Source Software in a specific situation correctly. There is a need to have very reliable and quickly accessible instructions about fulfilling the obligations of a particular Open Source License. Such an Open Source License Compendium should consolidate reliable background knowledge, should offer an easy to use ‘finder’ and should offer a something like to-do-lists which are simply doable.

Deutsche Telekom AG has already started to work on such an Open Source License Compendium. This OSLiC will be published under the Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany. Moreover DTAG wants to develop this OSLiC together with the community using the methods of Open Source Development: release early , release often.

After having reported the initial steps on the Linuxdays and the BITKOM Open Source Forum, we now want to give a more detailed survey about the reached state.

Language of the sheets will be english, spoeken words will be German


Day: 2012-08-25
Start time: 11:15
Duration: 01:00
Room: C119/Law Room
Track: Legal
Language: deutsch


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