FP7 projects MARKOS and PROSE will host a joint Webinar on Free Licence Open Source Software (FLOSS) Licenses on 18 June 2014, 2.30 p.m. (CET). The main goal of this webinar is to provide FLOSS Experts with useful tools to make an informed decision about license choice and to avoid legal infringement.

In particular, the Webinar will focus on the demonstration of PROSE and MARKOS:

The PROSE License Chooser App

Choosing a license is a critical path for a new software project and where an open source license is to be used there are particular considerations which include choices on business plans and their impact. It is also essential to understand the meaning of licenses in software used by ICT project and PROSE aims to provide guidance on this.

The MARKOS License Analyzer

The first MARKOS prototype allows to search across open source forges on the web in an accurate way: filtering on the kind of software entities (instead of on their source code), their relationships, and their licenses. Results are displayed at semantic level. In contrast to related systems, MARKOS integrates both an automatic License Checker – performing an initial rough analysis of licensing issues – and an interactive License Analyzer - helping users to analyze and resolve licensing issues, using a knowledge-based model of copyright law.

Amanda Brock, Origin: Director/Solicitor, Origin, International Technology Law, London was General Counsel, of Canonical from 2008 to 2012 managing the worldwide legal function in Canonical. With 20 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, she advises on topics including business strategy and commercial, contract, IP and IT law.

Thomas Gordon, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems (FOKUS): conducts research on argumentation technology in the fields of "artificial intelligence and law" and "computational models of argument". He heads a research group on argumentation technology at FOKUS in Berlin and holds an honorary professorship for argumentation technology at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Potsdam.

SUBSCRIBE NOW: If you wish to take part, please register your interest through the contact form. The Webinar can be viewed afterwards on the PROSE youtube channel.

The Webinar will be realized through Spreed and have limited seating available.

The FLOSS Licenses Webinar is part of a wide set of tutorial sessions organized by PROSE.

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