Finding the right open-source savvy lawyer
May 23, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Chances are you already have at least an idea of how
to find a contract lawyer, a tax law specialist or a real-estate
attorney. But what if your programmers are using open-source code
that’s licensed under two different licenses? What if
you’re concerned with how a patent might affect open-source
software your company is already using? Or let's say a company
based in Utah decides that you've put its proprietary code into
Linux, who do you turn to then? Now, what should you be looking for
in a law firm?"