Open Source Software (OSS)

Open Source Software (OSS) plays an important role in all areas of software use. The frequently complex licensing obligations and high risks of damages in the event of licensing infringements are critical challenges that require reliable legal advice and practical solutions.

Open Source Software (OSS) plays an important role in all areas of software use. The frequently complex licensing obligations and high risks of damages in the event of licensing infringements are critical challenges that require reliable legal advice and practical solutions. This affects software developers as well as licensing customers, but also parties in corporate transactions where software technologies are part of the object of purchase.

We support our clients and advise on the following topics:

  • Public domain software, freeware, shareware
  • Examining the legally compliant application of the General Public License (GPL)
  • Copyright law
  • Licensing law
  • Contract law
  • Software sales and software purchasing with OSS components
  • Software transactions and OSS license analysis

Our 2 experts for Open Source Software (OSS)

Dr. Daniel  Meßmer

Dr. Daniel Meßmer

Counsel

Kelda Katharina  Niemeyer

Kelda Katharina Niemeyer

Senior Associate