Episode 5

Trademark Versus Copyright to Sustain OSS with Mehdi Medjaoui


August 10th, 2019

58 mins 12 secs

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About this Episode



  • Richard Littauer

  • Jon Schlinkert

  • Eric Berry

Joined By Special Guest: Mehdi Medjaoui

Episode Summary

Mehdi Medjaoui is the Steering Committee Member of The Maintainers and the founder of OAuth.io and APIdays Conferences. He is also the EU commission 2020 expert on open data and open APIs. He has co-authored O’Reilly Book “Continuous API management” and created the Maintainers Contract and ALIAS protocol. Mehdi and the panel shine a light on the lack of compensation for developers that maintain open source projects. A majority of these projects are used by many profitable end products but these profits do not make its way back to the developers that contribute with their open source code. The panel explores the best methods to write open source code and still be recognized for the development effort via trademark, licensing and copyright.



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