Heather Meeker is a General Partner at [OSS Capital](www.oss.capital), an early stage venture capital fund specializing in commercial open source development. She is also a partner at [Tech Law Partners, LLP](www.techlawpartners.com), a law firm focused on technology transactions.
Meeker advises clients on intellectual property and licensing matters. She is an internationally-known specialist in open source software licensing. She is the primary drafter of many widely-used licenses, including Elastic 2.0, and served on the core drafting team for Mozilla Public License 2.0 and the PolyForm licenses. Her new book, From Project to Profit, is a handbook for structuring commercial open source software businesses. Her book Open Source for Business, now in its third edition, is a definitive handbook for lawyers, engineers, and businesspersons on open source licensing in business.
In 2019, Meeker was named by Business Insider as one of the ten people transforming the way the technology industry does business, along with the CEOs of Salesforce, Stripe, and Microsoft. She was the only lawyer on this list.
Heather is a former professional musician and software developer.
Episode 217: Heather Meeker on her latest book, "From Project to Profit: How to Succeed in Commercial Open Source"
January 26th, 2024 | 42 mins 48 secs
Heather Meeker talks about her latest book on how to make open-source projects profitable. She covers open source importance, economics, OSI's goal, and why Audacity is a great open-source project.