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Tuesday, June 2 • 17:20 - 18:10
How Collaborative Projects can have great Legal Strategies - Shane Coughlan, OIN

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The success of Open Source has encouraged new ways of balancing competition and cooperation. Smart innovation sees individuals and companies collaborate on platforms while maintaining the ability to compete on products. The projects that bring everyone together - from the core OS to applications to the cloud - have developed ways to keep everything as frictionless as possible. This presentation will expand on the current and emerging best practices around legal strategies for projects, illustrating how and why legal affairs need to be included in the mix, and what approaches have worked well to encourage widespread and efficient collaboration.

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Shane Coughlan

VP, Global Business Development, Insignary
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. He is well known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the primary NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 270 legal counsel and technical experts across 4 continents, and launching the first... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 17:20 - 18:10