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NGI webinar on open source copyright and license management

Ethical use of intellectual property for NGI projects

This free online event on October 5 from 10 to 12:30 CEST organized by NGI Zero and NGI TETRA will handle copyright and license handling for open source software and hardware projects. Among others experts will discuss defensive publications (by NGI0 consortium member Armijn Hemel), basic open source software licensing (by Gabriel Ku Wei Bin of FSFE) and open hardware IP management (by Keith Bergelt of Open Invention Network).

Do you have code online you released as open source? How did you license your work? And why did you choose that particular license (and do you know what it implies for your code)? The idea of making your effort publicly available and (re)usable is attractive and worthwhile, but takes a bit more effort than simply putting stuff online if you want to avoid issues later down the road (like patent trolls).

NGI Zero funds open source (software and hardware) projects to improve search and discoverability and develop privacy and trust enhancing technology. These two grant programs are part of the Next Generation Internet initiative to make online technology more resilient, trustworthy and sustainable. The NGI Zero consortium members form a diverse group of internet expert organizations that help projects address critical dimensions like security, accessibility, localization, diversity and community building, as well as licensing and copyright handling.

To dive deeper into proper licensing as an important requirement for internet-scaling technology, NGI Zero together with NGI TETRA hosts a freely accessible webinar on October 5 on open source intellectual property (IP) management. This is the third NGI Zero and NGI TETRA webinar, following two gatherings on community building and crowdfunding. NGI TETRA is a business acceleration program where a network of consultants and experts offer support to NGI-funded projects to commercialize or build a business around their work.

Want to know more? No prior registration is needed, simply join the online webinar on Tuesday October 5 at 10:00 CEST. The event is organized using BigBlueButton, an open source webconferencing framework which is actively supported by NGI Zero to add end-to-end encrypted chat.

Webinar agenda

Short introductions from NGI Zero, NGI TETRA and NGI Pointer (internet infrastructure grant program)