Information for Start-ups Regarding Open Source Software

Open source software is everywhere. The following articles by Heather Meeker, a legal expert in open source software, provide valuable insight into issues surrounding the use of open source software and set out rules of operation that can help you avoid these issues. They are an excellent primer for anyone who uses open source software, especially start-ups.

¹Meeker, Heather. “Open Source Software Rules for Start-ups, Part I.” LOT Network, 2016,

²Meeker, Heather. “Open Source Software Rules for Start-ups, Part II.” LOT Network, 2016,

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