EOLE event – Paris 2018 (European Open source & free software Lawyers Event)

Date(s) - 05/12/2018

Les Docks de Paris


Annual conference cycle with an international reach, the European Open source & Law Event (EOLE) aims at encouraging the mutualization and diffusion of legal knowledge related to free licences, as well as the development and promotion of good practices. Initiative born in 2008 from users’ needs, EOLE has for objective to develop a legal doctrine dedicated to the open source, with a particular attention to the delivery of neutral and quality information.

The use of free and open source software presents a large number of advantages for organizations : independence from traditional publishers, adaptability, sustainability, etc. For the past few years, its adoption was accelerated because of its growing strategic nature and market pressure. In the digital age, free software become a true business differentiator, and not taking advantage of it to strengthen professions is a real risk for hesitant or refractory organizations.

On 5 December 2018, one of the EOLE discussions will be related to the opportunity of developing a Joinup Licensing Assistant: conditions, categories, governance and utility.

This session “Choosing licences based on their content –  A Joinup Licensing Assistant” will be presented on 5 December at 11:15 am, in the “Docks de Paris” building located 87 avenue des Magasins Généraux, 93210 Saint Denis (Paris – France) as a side event of the Open Source Summit. The presentation is based on a draft White Paper that is discussed internally with the European Commission representatives , the EUPL and OSOR facilitators and members.


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