Open Source Licensing

O’Melveny provides world-class advice and counseling on  matters of open source software licensing and computer software copyright.  Our attorneys identify, analyze, and help remediate open source software licensing compliance issues using a practical and seasoned approach.  Our team has assisted with many of the most significant open source enforcement matters brought in the courts.  We assist management and engineering teams with planning open source software releases and advise on creating structures to steward open source projects — from small code libraries to large community projects — including governance, regulatory, and patent and trademark issues, and dual licensing business models.  We assist with infringement analysis and planning clean room software development, as well as analyzing compatibility of inbound and outbound software licenses.