"PrincipOS"Public Welfare Courses
As the role of open-source in driving innovation and fostering collaboration becomes increasingly prominent, legal/compliance issues in the open-source domain are raising significant attention. To address the increasing needs for knowledge and understanding of open-soure by various groups, the OpenAtom Foundation launched the "PrincipOS" Project for public welfare courses focusing on open-source. The project aim to facilitate the understanding and paticipating of open-source for IP/legal professionals (such as in-house counsels, lawyers, etc.) and individuals interested in open-source compliance (such as developers, managers, etc.), thus empowering developers to use and release open-source code in compliance, and providing managers with a broader perspective.
The "PrincipOS" public welfare course project is a long-term project supported by the OpenAtom Foundation, with ongoing updates in terms of contents and audience. We warmly welcome anyone who possess in-depth or unique insights into open-source to join us in the project, via either self-introduction or recommandation.
Special thanks are extended to following speakers for their great support :
Deng Bo’er, Geng Hang, Gao Yang, Kang Zhengde, Kuo Si, Liu Guo, Li Siyu, Liu Wei, Li Xinbo, Li Xinzhan, Sun Zhenhua, Wang Heshu, Wang Yonglei, Xiong Lanxi, Yu Tian, Zhou Dandan, Zhang Liang, and more (listed in alphabetical order).
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Public Welfare Courses For Comprehensive Open-Source Knowledge System
Rich Contents Based on Seven ModulesTo bridge the gaps and meet compliance needs, course contents are sectioned into seven modules, covering various aspects of open-source knowledge.
Building a Comprehensive Open-Source Knowledge SystemFrom the origins of open-source to its legal framework, from open-source licenses to open-source risks and governance in enterprises, and from the operation of open-source communities to how to make a contribution, the courses help you to build an comprehensive open-source knowledge system.
Experts Sharing Condensed ExperiencesEsteemed experts for open-source, such as open-source evangelist Kuo Si, Sun Zhenhua from TikTok, Kang Zhengde from Uniontech, Li Xinbo from JD, and Zhou Dandan from Yuntian, etc., all elaborate on condensed and practical understanding of open-source.
Direct Response to Open-source Pain PointsHow do open-source communities operate? What is patents and trademarks knowledge involved in open-source? Are open-source licenses compatible? What are SCA and CI/CD? Are there any export controls related to open-source? The courses directly address the pain points in open-source domain.
Overview of Open Source
- "The Origins and Culture of Open-source " by Kuo Si
Insights into the World of Open-source, Open-source from the Perspective of Anthropologists, Cultural History of Open-source.
- "The Value and Future of Open-source" by Kuo Si
Diffusion and Pervasiveness of Knowledge, Infrastructure of the Digital World, Openness and Innovation, Collaboration and Division of Labor, Expansion beyond the Software Domain.
- "Functioning of Open-source Communities" by Liu Guo
Definition of Open-source Communities, Metrics for Assessment, Brief Introduction to Typical Open-source Communities, Functioning of Open-source Communities, Functioning of the OpenHarmony Community.
Open Source Practices
- “Commercialization of Open-source" by Kuo Si
Intellectual Property, Digital Copyright, Segregation Theory of Commercial Exchanges, Transaction Costs, Production Value and Distribution Channels of Open-source, Eliminating Free Riders or Transforming Them into Consumers.
- "The History, Style, and Mission of Open-source Software Foundations" by Kuo Si
Overview of the Community-based Production Model, The Mechanics of the Modern World, The History, Style, and Mission of Open-source Software Foundations, The future and role of Open-source Software Foundations.
- Discussion of new Open Source Model: Open Source Start-ups and Emerging Cases, Zhang Liang
How to judge whether an open source project has the opportunity to start a business. The advantages and path of open source entrepreneurship. The transformation from engineer to entrepreneur.
Open Source and Intellectual Property
- "The Legal Framework of Open-source" by Sun Zhenhua
Summary Introduction, Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Disposal of Contract.
- "Open-source and Copyright" by Liu Wei
Legal Provisions Related to Computer Software Copyright, Copyright in the Light of Common Features of Intellectual Property, Legal Logic and Legal Protection in Practice of Open-source Software Copyright Protection .
- "Open-source and Patents" by Liu Wei
Legal Basis of Open-source Software Patents, Patent Licensing Terms in Open-source Licenses, Patent Licensing Terms and Choice of Licenses, Is Open-source Software More Likely to Cause Patent Infringement?
- "Open-source and Basic Legal Issues of Trademarks" by Wang Heshu
Basic Legal Issues in Open-source, Basic Legal Issues of Trademarks, Using other people's Trademarks in Open-source, Developing Your Own Brands in Open Source.
Open Source Licenses
- "The Basic Paradigm of Open-source Licenses" by Kang Zhengde
Mainstream Open-source Licenses, Main Contents of Open-source Licenses, Other Important Clauses of Open Source Licenses.
- "Types of Open-source Licenses" by Sun Zhenhua
Historical Changes in Open-source Licenses, Mainstream Open-source Licenses and Categorization, The Promotion of Open-source Licenses to Open-source.
- "The Compatibility of Open-source Licenses" by Li Xinzhan
The Concept of Compatibility, Ways to Determine Compatibility, Compatibility Problems with Common Licences.
- "Brief Analysis of the Mulan Open-source License Group" by Geng Hang
Domestic and External Circumstances for Developing the Mulan Open-source License Group, The Necessity of Developing the Mulan Open-source License Group, Present Situation of the the Mulan Open-source License Group: Constructing a Series of Licenses for Diverse Scenarios.
- "Introduction to Open-source Licenses for Content and Font " by Li Xinbo
Introduction to Non-Code Open-source, Open-source Licenses for Content , Open Source Licenses for Font.
Open Source Legal Cases
- "Legal Actions Between Linux and Unix" by Yu Tian
Key Events, SCO VS. Novell, SCO VS. IBM, Xinuos VS. IBM & Redhat.
- "Legal Actions Between Google and Oracle" by Yu Tian
Key Events, What Java is, What Google did, Does it Constitute Fair Use?
- "Core Legal Issues of Open-source Software Disputes from the Perspective of the 'Wangyou Case'" by Zhou Dandan
Overview of the Case and Points of Contention, Practical Discussion on Relevant Issues, Scope of GPL's "Infection" and Methods to Prevent Infection, Significance and Lessons from the "Wangyou Case".
Corporate Open Source Compliance Practices
- "Software Composition Analysis Tools, Open-source Compliance, and CI/CD" by Gao Yang
Importance of Open-source Compliance, Introduction to Software Composition Analysis (SCA) Tools, Implementing Open-source Compliance Using SCA Tools, Relationship between Tools, Open Source Compliance, and CI/CD, Other Functions of CI/CD.
- "Open-source Risks in the Enterprise and Management" by Xiong Lanxi
Open Source Risks Faced by Enterprises, Management of Open Source Risks in the Enterprises.
- "Open-source and Export Control" by Li Siyu
Overview of Open-source and Export Control, Overview of Export Controls Imposed on Open-source by China and the United States, Provisions Concerning Open-source in the Export Control Regime of the United States.
- "Open-source and Data Compliance" by Deng Bo'er
Introduction to Data Compliance Basics, Methodology for Data Compliance Daily Review.
Developer Engagement in Open Source Projects
- "Development Paths of Open-source Projects" by Wang Yonglei
Development of Open-source, Motivation for Open-source, Business Models of Open-source, Development Paths of Open-source.
- "Operation of Open-source Project Communities" by Wang Yonglei
Open-source Communities, Motivations for Participation in Open-source Communities, Operational Framework of Open-source Communities, Operational Models of Open-source Communities
- "How to Contribute to Open-source Code" by Wang Yonglei
Reflection on Community Code Contribution Events, Construction of Open Source Compliance System, Metrics for Open Source Communities