Open Source Initiative License Clinic 2023

Open Source Initiative License Clinic 2023

DLA Piper 500 8th St NW Washington, DC 20004
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This one day workshop will cover advanced topics on open source software licenses of interest to the US federal government as well as emerging issues such as the confluence of AI models, licenses and data.  The workshop is in keeping with the Open Source Initiative’s (OSI) non-profit educational mission and has been created in collaboration with the D.C. legal and technology communities. The small and timely content-rich clinic offers an educational opportunity for attendees as well as an opportunity for the OSI to hear what’s top of mind for government practitioners. 

Who Should Attend?

The clinic is designed as a cross-industry, cross-community workshop for legal, contract, acquisition and program professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of open source software licenses, and raise their proficiency to better serve their organizations objectives as well as identify problems which may be unique to the government. 

When: Tuesday April 4, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm eastern

Expert Presenters and Panelists

Deb Bryant, OSI US policy director and board member emeritus •  Pam Chestek, founder Chestek Legal and OSI board director and License Committee chair • Stefano Maffulli, OSI executive director • Daniel Risacher, Department of Defense, Office of the CIO • Luis Villa, co-founder and general counsel at Tidelift and OSI board director emeritus • and more to be announced

**Clinic Agenda **


  • Open Source 201 – Level Set Briefing – What’s changed since we last gathered?
  • Expert Panel Discussion: challenges, successes, best practices, operational policies, resources for federal practitioners  Audience Participation encouraged.
  • Software Bills of Material and Open Source, standards and state of adoption by US agencies



  • Open Source Licensing and AI/ML 
    • Briefing and Panel
  • Alternative licenses, a landscape briefing
    • Open Core, Servers Side License
  • General Q&A
  • Close


OSI will host the workshop at the offices of its pro bono counsel.  This is a space-limited venue so early registration is encouraged.

DLA Piper 500 8th St NW Washington, DC 20004


One day workshop is free to attendees with a .gov or .mil email address or Professional OSI membership and is $250 for the general public.