Open Source License Analysis and Compliance Advise

A software product company that licenses its software to customers across the world approached BananaIP’s ecommerce department for advice on use of open source modules in its software. The firm’s attorneys identified relevant open source licenses based on links provided by the client and analysed them based on the context of the use of the modules in the client’s software. Thereafter, they provided a report to the client, which included details about which license poses potential risks and possible options of mitigating such risks. They also provided guidelines on steps to be taken for complying with open source licenses while licensing the software. After the open source issue was resolved, the client also decided to file a patent with respect to its software.