The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only summit gathering core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations for plenary sessions and workgroup meetings to meet face-to-face to tackle and solve the most pressing issues facing Linux today. If your company is not a member of The Linux Foundation and you are interested in joining please visit our website to learn more about how you can become a Corporate Member.
For the last few years, and specially in the current economic climate, many businesses are opting to use Linux to reduce their licensing and development costs. By doing this, they have realized that Linux offers other benefits aside cutting expenses: Linux users enjoy a robust, flexible and adaptable Operating System with a great choice of tools for productivity and business applications. As any other software, Linux deployments are subject to copyright, trademarks, patents, etc. This talk will address all companies' and individuals' concerns regarding FOSS and proprietary software, territoriality and use of software at end-user and professional levels on their Linux deployments.