Total Access Japan
Benefits and Risks of Using Open Source Software (OSS)

Seminar | November.15.2023 | 6pm - 7pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Online / Orrick Tokyo Offices

日本語:Total Access Japan 知らぬ間に入ってませんか?オープンソースソフトウェア (OSS)の注意点

As technology companies develop products and code, more companies are looking to incorporate open source software (OSS) or to publicly release their own software as OSS. Decisions involving OSS impact monetization strategies, risk mitigation, and speed to launch products and can be key to the success of any company.

In this hybrid* event, we will welcome to our Tokyo office Michael Carter, a founder and investor in numerous technology startup companies in both Japan and the U.S., and Daniel Forester, partner in Orrick’s New York office focusing on technology transactions advice. Joseph Perkins, partner in our Silicon Valley Office, will moderate the session. Shinsuke Yakura, Partner in our Tokyo office, will also be present to offer some Japan law perspective. The panel will discuss various aspects of OSS including:

  • Reasons why we’re seeing companies use OSS;
  • How to avoid key pitfalls that companies face in using OSS;
  • How, and whether, to license your own product as OSS;
  • What are the different licenses and how to choose which one to use;
  • How OSS is used in various sectors:
    • Software-as-a-Service companies
    • Software and E-commerce
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Blockchain and Web3
    • Robotics, automation, and self-driving cars

If you have questions about OSS you would like answered, please feel free to submit your questions ahead of time by contacting Tokyo Marketing.

*This event is hybrid, giving you the opportunity to participate either in-person (limited seats on a first come first-served basis) or virtually (connection details to be presented upon registration).

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 15 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (JST)
Michael Carter, Chairman, Toku / Co-Founder & CEO, Playco / Angel Investor
Daniel Forester, Partner, Orrick New York Office
Joseph Perkins, Partner, Orrick Silicon Valley Office
Shinsuke Yakura, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation)
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: RSVP by November 13 

Participation from competitors is discouraged.