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Event News: Legal eagles Olswang are holding an Open Source Summit in London on Friday, 9 November. And you lucky TechCrunch readers are being offered 25 free tickets. All you need to do to apply is email event organiser Lisa-Jane Ryan ( Lisa-Jane.Ryan [at] olswang.com) and mention TechCrunch UK. The first 25 people to do so will get a ticket.

Here are the details for the event:

Date: Friday, 9 November 2007

Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

Overview: The software development and licensing landscape has changed, and the US are perceived to be leading the way. The Summit seeks to address this imbalance. An internationally recognised panel of speakers will consider: the origins and development of Open Source and GPL licensing; IPR protection and risks of proprietary and Open Source licensing models; Open Source risk management in the context of IPOs, M&A and joint ventures; corporate Open Source policies and procedures; and what the future has in store. This conference is the first Open Source event specifically targeted at CEOs, CTOs, General Counsel and those with primary responsibility for advising companies on the acquisition, development and licensing of technology. The keynote addresses are by Open Source pioneer Bruce Perens and Sun’s Chief Open Source Officer, Simon Phipps. The distinguished panel of speakers include representatives from Nokia, Symbian, Microsoft, Alfresco, Red Hat and Black Duck Software.

Programme:
08:30 Registration and breakfast
09:00 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING ADDRESS (Nigel Swycher, Olswang)
09:15 KEYNOTE: INNOVATION GOES PUBLIC (Bruce Perens)
10:00 ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN SOURCE AND GPL LICENSING (Heather Meeker, Greenberg Traurig)
10:30 NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 IPR AND PATENTS (Jim Markwith, Microsoft)
11:45 M&A, JOINT VENTURES AND IPOs (Kat McCabe, Black Duck and Nigel Swycher, Olswang)
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 COMMERCIAL LICENSING MODELS (Jan Wildeboer, Red Hat and Pieter Hintjens, iMatix)
14:15 CORPORATE OPEN SOURCE POLICIES (Dietmar Tallroth, Nokia)
15:00 NETWORKING BREAK
15:30 OPEN SOURCE IN THE MOBILE WORLD (David Wood, Symbian)
16:00 OPEN SOURCE ADOPTION IN THE UK (John Powell, Alfresco Software)
16:30 THE FUTURE OF OPENNESS (Graham Taylor, Openforum Europe and Michael Robinson, Deloitte MCS)
17:00 KEYNOTE: THE MESH REVOLUTION (Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems)
18:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

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