Open Source Software

Our Open Source Software team advises companies that develop and use open source software (OSS) and those that invest in OSS businesses. That includes companies with products that use OSS in their proprietary software and hardware, or offer open-core products as well as those with OSS-based business models. 

Our team includes many lawyers with technical degrees in software and other relevant areas, and we have extensive experience working on OSS issues with clients in a variety of contexts at every stage in the corporate lifecycle.

Our comprehensive offering includes advising and representing clients on:

  • Developing products and services involving OSS
  • Creating and implementing tailored OSS use policies
  • Avoiding problematic OSS licensing issues and ensuring license compliance
  • Navigating OSS issues related to artificial intelligence and machine learning, including issues related to software developed using generative AI
  • Executing successful OSS-related M&A deals and exits
  • Conducting due diligence on OSS-related risks for investors and acquirers

Connect with our Open Source Software team and let us know how we can help.