This is Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) (March 25-26 in San Francisco), and it reveals an attorney who understands the force the law can play in advancing business strategy, not restraining it.. He just sent me his title/abstract for the upcoming
Implementing Your Open Source Business Strategy through Your Legal Strategy
Open source companies are adopting a variety of business strategies from dual licensing to hybrid proprietary/open source distributions and need to ensure that their legal strategy is aligned with their business strategy. This presentation will discuss the elements of a legal strategy and how they can be most effectively coordinated with the company's business strategy. It will also discuss mistakes that company's have made and how to avoid them.
I can't wait for the session. Far too many open-source companies misunderstand open source. They fail to tap into the disruptive power that open source can provide, which generally requires that they use licensing as a weapon rather than treat it as an afterthought.
A must attend session at the industry's top open-source conference.