Truth Social, AGPL, and OSS License Compliance

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Heather Meeker (IP Attorney, O’Melveny & Myers), Andy Drukarev (FOSSA)

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The AGPL — a strong network copyleft open source software license — has been in the news because of alleged license violations committed by Truth Social (a planned Trump Media and Technology Group social media website). But while the Truth Social controversy has placed a spotlight on the AGPL, the license has long held a unique place in the world of open source software because of its provisions that cover the SaaS deployment model. Join IP attorney Heather Meeker, one of the world’s foremost experts in open source license compliance, for insight on the AGPL, its key provisions, and the Truth Social situation. You’ll learn: -Approaches to the use of the AGPL in dual-licensing models -How the AGPL compares to the GPL v2 and GPL v3 -Practical strategies for complying with the the AGPL -Important takeaways from the Truth Social situation

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