The main objective of this discussion is to gather and share project ideas from lawyers.
Here are some examples that had been mentioned during the workshop, feel free to complete this list by adding your ideas :
Hermine : community-driven project launched with end-user partners few months ago.
- How can we built something shared in each organisation which is open enough (as open as possible and as close as necessary). Think about what can be shared beyond the projects and in the projects.
- We are working on this project since a year now, and we have a database with interpretation of hundreds of licences.
APIToS : Legal interface and standardisation. As part of a research project, we aim at building a legal framework making API Terms of Service easily understandable and shareable, for a saner and safer digital infrastructure. We produced a FACT licence relying on a balance of rights and obligations between API providers and users (see https://www.apitos.org/wizard).
- how can a TOS be effectively read and understood by a human being, a lawyer or a computer?
- how can we encourage the use of a legal tool (as a prototype) to obtain useful feedback (giving that this tool will only be fully effective once such feedback has been collected and integrated).
REUSE can also be mentioned. REUSE was started by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) to provide a set of recommendations to make licensing your Free Software projects easier.
OPSO (Open Source Program Office) is designed to be the center of competency for an organisation’s open source operations and structure.
This can include setting code use, distribution, selection, auditing and other policies, as well as training developers, ensuring legal compliance and promoting and building community engagement that benefits the organisation strategically.
OSPO Zone can also be mentioned for sharing and promoting world-class materials on good governance for Open Source Programme Offices.