Lawrence Rosen is partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag (www.rosenlaw.com), a technology law firm that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies. He currently advises many open source companies and non-profit open source projects, including as member of and counsel to Apache Software Foundation and as a member of the board of directors of Open Web Foundation. He is also serving at W3C on the Patents and Standards Interest Group and on the New Standards Task Force. Larry’s book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004. He is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.
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Industry standards morph into functional computer software. I use the word “morph” on purpose to avoid any term that can be found in US copyright or patent law. Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animation to turn…