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Yasamin Parsafar is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is Lead Associate of the firm’s Blockchain…

Yasamin Parsafar is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is Lead Associate of the firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency team.

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The number of different open source licenses is growing and the variation in their terms and complexity is increasing. A number of licenses that appear to be, or are commonly referred to as “open source” do not actually meet the Open Source Initiative (OSI) definition of “open source.” Thus, they do not appear on the OSI list of approved open source licenses. We like to say that these licenses are open source-ish! The lack of standard definition of “open source” can lead to potential legal issues and business problems, particularly in connection with investments or acquisitions in companies that use software covered by such… Continue Reading Open Source-ish! What Defines Open Source and Why it Really Matters in Investments and Acquisitions

About

Yasamin Parsafar is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is Lead Associate of the firm’s Blockchain…

Yasamin Parsafar is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is Lead Associate of the firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency team.