Open Source Business Models

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April 29, 2011
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blaney McMurtry LLP
2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario

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Open source software is becoming increasingly prevalent in the technology marketplace. This session is intended to give a general overview of some of the basic characteristics of open source licensing, the ways in which those characteristics can be used to develop a business, advantages and disadvantages as compared to more traditional licensing models and things to consider when adopting an open source approach.


David Ma
Partner, Blaney McMurtry LLP

David advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters related to the production, provision and use of technology or to companies involved in such matters, including outsourcing, e-commerce, licensing, distribution, development, service agreements, financing, mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and reorganizations and advises both technology providers and technology consumers on matters related to open source software.

Bruno Soucy
Partner, Blaney McMurtry LLP

Bruno practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology law as well as commercial law (with an emphasis on E-Commerce and information technology). Bruno has represented a wide variety of clients, be they net providers or users of technology, in various commercial matters, including technology acquisitions and licensing, outsourcing and other services arrangements, as well as other matters relating to the development, exploitation and commercialization of technology and the conduct of business via the Internet. Bruno has also counselled clients and documented transactions regarding the protection, enforcement, licensing and transfer of intellectual property rights. This includes providing guidance in terms of the undertaking of intellectual property and technology audits and due diligence. Fluently bilingual, Bruno practices in both official languages.


Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


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