39 minutes | Jul 26, 2021

#125 Is This a Tragedy of the Commons? Antitrust Law and Open-Source Licensing

Many software development companies are distributing software under open-source licenses, which allows broad access. But when faced with opportunistic behavior from cloud providers, can these open-source companies continue to thrive? Open-source licensing expert Heather Meeker joins Tammy Zhu and John Roberti to talk about the recent competitive tension between cloud providers and open-source software providers. Listen to this episode to learn more about how exploitative behavior is impacting open license agreements and the potential ways forward for developers. Related Links: The Elastic 2.0 white paper How to get a free copy of Heather's book, Open Source for Business A series of videos on open source licensing October 2020 report on Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets Hosted by: Tammy Zhu, Head of Legal, Sourcegraph and John Roberti, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
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