Stormy Peters of OpenLogic to Discuss Legal Concerns of Open Source at LinuxWorld 2007

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Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs at OpenLogic, will be speaking at LinuxWorld 2007 on various open source legal concerns, and the tools and methodologies Global 2000 companies have adopted to address these concerns. A survey of CIOs shows that more than 80% of enterprises are already using or intend to use open source software. As adoption of the technology grows, legal concerns around its usage demand more time from management and attorneys. In her talk, Stormy addresses their concerns and the ways they deal with them.

OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced that Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs at OpenLogic, will be speaking at LinuxWorld 2007 on various open source legal concerns, and the tools and methodologies Global 2000 companies have adopted to address these concerns.

A survey of CIOs shows that more than 80% of enterprises are already using or intend to use open source software. As adoption of the technology grows, legal concerns around its usage demand more time from management and attorneys. As a result, many companies are developing in-house legal expertise around everything from copylefting, to keeping up with new licenses, to addressing the potential for lawsuits and indemnification. In her presentation, Stormy Peters will discuss their ongoing concerns and the ways in which they address these concerns.

What: How Global 2000 Companies are Addressing Open Source Legal Concerns, a presentation at LinuxWorld San Francisco

Who: Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs, OpenLogic

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 3-4 p.m. PT

Stormy Peters has been active member of the open source community for many years. Before joining OpenLogic, Stormy founded and managed the HP Open Source Program Office, where she was responsible for HP's open source strategy, policy and business practices. She was also a founding member of HP's Linux Division. Stormy has addressed the United Nations, European Union and various U.S. state governments on open source software. Stormy is a co-founder of the non-profit GNOME Foundation, which is based on open source principles to encourage the development of a computing platform, comprised of free software, for use by the general public.

About OpenLogic
OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification, updates, and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. The OpenLogic solution also enforces open source policies and automates the integration and deployment of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to http://www.openlogic.com.

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