• Open Source SIG:LinuxWorld Wrap-up PLUS Implications of GPL v3 Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 06:30PM to 09:00PM
    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
    2000 University Avenue (note: These are the tall buildings on the corner of University Ave. and Woodland, west of Hwy. 101)
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Software Architecture and Platform

Open Source SIG:LinuxWorld Wrap-up PLUS Implications of GPL v3



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Open Source SIG:
    LinuxWorld Wrap-up PLUS Implications of GPL v3


    Don’t miss this unique and well-timed opportunity to get a wrap-up of everything critical from LinuxWorld PLUS learn about the important implications of GPL v3 from leading attorneys including Mark Radcliffe (DLA Piper).

    Andrew Aitken, Managing Partner of Olliance Group and Susanna Kass, Board of Directors of Palamida, Inc. and Ohloh will be hosting this lightly catered event at DLA Piper.  If you missed all or part of LinuxWorld you will want to hear the wrap-up from this major event where open source visionaries, leaders, powerhouses and newbies all get together for a state-of-the-industry gathering.

    If you have any questions about the implications of GPL v3 then you need to hear it straight from the source.  Mark Radcliffe helped form GPL v3 and will be leading a panel with other leading attorneys discussing this newest open source license.  Make sure you are here to tap into this knowledge base.

    These timely topics will be both presentation and open forum formats so everyone will have a chance to participate, ask questions and provide answers.  Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with your peers.  Don’t miss out!

    If you have any questions please contact:
    Norm Swaton, Sales and Marketing Manager, Olliance Group, Office: 650-493-3800 x 214
    Cell: 650-533-9797, [email protected]

    Mark Radcliff, Partner, DLA Piper

    Chris Nadan, Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel Sun

    Andrew Aitken, Managing Partner, Olliance Group


    About Mark Radcliffe:
    Mark Radcliffe is a partner and co-chair of the Technology and Sourcing Group of DLA Piper US, LLP.  He earned a B.S. in Chemistry magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Mr. Radcliffe’s practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He has worked with many open source companies and is Chair of the Open Source Industry Group at the firm. He assisted Sun Microsystems in open sourcing the Solaris operating system and drafting the CDDL. And he represents many open source startup companies, including SugarCRM, Inc., Laszlo Systems, Inc. and Zimbra. He represented Siemens Venture Capital in their investment in MontaVista Software, Inc.  He also serves as outside General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative and is the Chair of Committee C for the Free Software Foundation in reviewing GPLv3. He has spoken on open source issues at the Open Source Business Conference, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel and O’Reilly Open Source Conference.  In 1997, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States. He is cited in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, ranking first in California for IT and IT Outsourcing.  He has been listed in the “The Best Lawyers in America,” 2005-2006 edition, as one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property attorneys in “Super Lawyers,” San Francisco Magazine (2004), as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in 2004 and Who’s Who Legal publication, “The International Who’ Who of Business Lawyers” in 2002.  In 1998, Harvard Law School designated him a “Distinguished Alumni”.  He has been quoted on intellectual property matters in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News and the Daily Variety.  Mr. Radcliffe has published articles in such legal magazines as the National Law Journal, Trademark World, Computer Lawyer, California Law Business and Copyright World. 


    About Chris Nadan
    Chris Nadan is a Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel for Sun Microsystems, Inc. He heads the legal group responsible for supporting Sun software. In addition, Mr. Nadan is an adjunct professor of law at the University Of California Boalt Hall School of Law where he teaches a course on intellectual property transactions. Mr. Nadan is also a frequent speaker to industry groups (including a Computer Law Association lecture simulcast to 21 cities in 7 countries), and has authored a number of published articles, including “Open Source Licensing, Virus or Virtue?” (10 Texas I.P. Law Journal 349 (2002)), and “Software Licensing in the 21st Century: Are Software “Licenses” Really Sales, and How Will the Industry Respond?” (32 Am. I.P. Law Assoc. Q. J. 555 (Fall 2004)), cited and followed by the 9th Circuit in Wall Data v. LA Sheriff, 447 F.3d 769 (2006). Mr. Nadan is also an author of the Common Development & Distribution License (CDDL), an open source license certified by the Open Source Initiative.

    Before joining Sun, Mr. Nadan was an intellectual property attorney at Farella, Braun & Martel in San Francisco where his practice included IP litigation and client counseling for high technology companies. Mr. Nadan received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law.

    About Andrew Aitken
    Andrew Aitken is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group, the leading open source management consultancy. He is a recognized expert on strategies for the commercialization of open source and has been a leader in the open source community for nearly 10 years. Andrew has more than 20 years senior management experience in building and leading national professional services firms, including Renaissance Worldwide and eWork.

    In 2001 Mr. Aitken founded Olliance Group with other industry veterans to provide management and business strategy consulting to companies leveraging open source. In January 2006, Mr. Aitken spearheaded the software industry’s first “think tank” on the future of commercial open source, now an annual event regularly attended by the industry’s leading CEO’s and visionaries. Andrew has chaired and spoken internationally at multiple industry and government conferences on the topic of open source.  Mr. Aitken has also participated as an expert witness on the issues of open source and e-voting to the California Senate. Andrew is on the Board of Directors of the Open Source Software Institute and the SDForum and is Chair of their annual Open Source Conference. Andrew is on the Board of Advisors of leading open source companies including SugarCRM, Funambol, Cleversafe, and Krugle.  Mr. Aitken has personally advised firms such as IBM, Intel, Nokia, Microsoft, and dozens of VCs and startups on their open source strategies.




    Event Logistics


    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
    2000 University Avenue (note: These are the tall buildings on the corner of University Ave. and Woodland, west of  Hwy. 101)
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation



    $20.00 for non-SDForum members
    $10.00 for SDForum members


    More on the Open Source SIG.... To register, please call 408-414-5965 or email Diana Schindler