• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
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  • BT
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  • Disney
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  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
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  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
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  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Van Lindberg
Attorney, Haynes and Boone

Van Lindberg is a former software engineer (and still a closet techie) who has remade himself as a lawyer. What he does most, though, is translate – from “lawyer” to “engineer” and back. He likes working with both computer code and legal code to get things done.

Van’s current work touches both traditional intellectual property and the emerging field of open source law, where he spends time helping businesses with IP concerns and advising the Python Software Foundation on IP issues. Van is the author of an upcoming O’Reilly book on Intellectual Property for Developers.


Business, Emerging Topics
Location: D138 Level: Novice
Van Lindberg (Haynes and Boone)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
New open source projects are starting each day. Maybe your code will redefine computing—if you can avoid a few simple mistakes that would keep your project on the sidelines. This session will cover ten simple things that you should do every time you start a new open source project and help you avoid a mountain of trouble later. Read more.
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