Histoires et cultures du libre
Ref. : Camille Paloque-Berges, Christophe Masutti (dir.), Histoires et cultures du Libre. Des logiciels partagés aux licences échangées, Paris, Framasoft/Framabook, mai 2013. URL: http://framabook.org/histoires-et-cultures-du-libre
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Today, Free and Open Source software is widespread and dominates major IT markets, web servers and mobile operating systems.
A majority of firms, like Google, Apple or Microsoft, combine open and proprietary licenses. Under open source licenses, the copyright holder of a work makes its source code available to the public and grants rights to everyone to use, copy, modify and improve it, including for commercial purposes; whereas under proprietary licenses, the copyright holder retains exclusive rights or grants them to others in a more limited way.
These two models have to address common issues, like the development of competitive software ecosystems, the ever-growing market for mobile phones with internet access, and the increase of patent litigation costs. It is time for a reality check: Are open source software and proprietary software still antagonistic models?
How do open source software and proprietary software respectively respond to those challenges? And how do firms choose between the two, adapting their economic and business models and their strategies to today’s challenges?
Last year, SciencesPi organised a keynote by Larry Lessig on Cyberlaw. Today, we propose to take the debate a step further with two prominent lawyers in the field of information technology, Mark Lange and Carlo Piana.
Mark Lange Senior Policy Counsel, Microsoft
Mark is Senior Policy Counsel in the Microsoft Law and Corporate Affairs department in Europe, based in Microsoft’s Paris and Brussels offices since 1998. Mark’s work focuses on business strategies and government regulation, which has included issues relating to open source particularly in connection with competition, interoperability, public procurement, standardisation, and intellectual property.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark worked for the law firm of Covington & Burling in its Washington, D.C. and Brussels offices from 1989 to 1998. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1981, and from Northwestern University Law School in 1989. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Mark has been a long term resident of Europe and recently became a French citizen.
Carlo Piana IT Lawyer at the bar of Milan
Carlo is a lawyer by training and a free/open source software advocate. A qualified attorney in Italy, Piana has been practising IT law since 1995, focusing his practice on software, technology, standardization, data protection and digital liberties in general, and serves as external General Counsel to the Free Software Foundation Europe ("FSFE").
Piana has been involved in some important IT cases in Europe, such asthe long-running antitrust battle between the EU Commission and Microsoft where he represents both the FSFE and the Samba Team, the standardization of OOXML at ISO/IEC, and more recently defending Oracle in its attempted acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Come and find out what separates them and what unites them, and where the future of software development and commercialisation might lie!
Cette conférence est validée au titre de la formation continue des avocats. Date: Jeu, 21/02/2013 - 17:00 - 19:00