Session Name: Open Source Software in Federal Software Procurement
In this session, we will provide a legal perspective on open source software in U.S. federal sector. We will discuss the U.S. federal sector software procurement process and the federal government's changing view on open source software as part of that process. In doing so, we will dispel some common misconceptions about the federal sector's view of open source software. We will also discuss the federal government's recent push for greater collaboration with the open source community.
Filipp Kofman is a member of Davis Wright Tremaine's technology, privacy, and security group where he advises clients on a broad range of technology transactions matters, including software licensing, SaaS agreements, intellectual property development and commercialization, professional services arrangements, distribution and reseller agreements, and open source management. Filipp also counsels clients about intellectual property and commercial aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other key corporate transactions.