Finding the Right Open-Source Savvy Lawyer

Article Source FOSSBazaar
May 23, 2009, 1:43 pm

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols over at Practical Technology writes: “Chances are you already have at least an idea of how to find a contract lawyer, a tax law specialist or a real-estate attorney. But what if your programmers are using open-source code that‚Äôs licensed under two different licenses? What if you‚Äôre concerned with how a patent might affect open-source software your company is already using? Or let‚Äôs say a company based in Utah decides that you‚Äôve put its proprietary code into Linux, who do you turn to then? Now, what should you be looking for in a law firm?”