Seminar on License-Compliant Delivery of Products that Contain Open Source Software

Product vendors that include open source software in their products need to fulfill the obligations put upon them by the licenses of the open source code they are using. Otherwise, an immediate sales and distribution stop could be enforced.


This full-day seminar provides a comprehensive introduction to license-compliant delivery of products that contain open source software. It provides an integrative perspective that shows how the legal counsel, the engineering department, and the person or office tasked with managing open source work together best. It is therefore suitable for all main stakeholders.

A (simplified) license-compliant delivery workflow

Unless noted otherwise, the seminar will be provided by Prof. Riehle in person.

Seminar Content

1. Open Source Licenses

  • Intellectual property and licenses
  • Free and open source software licenses
  • Example licenses, types of licenses
  • Copyleft obligation

2. Software Product Risks

  • Copyright risks
  • Patent risks
  • Software complexity
  • Third-party code

3. The Bill-of-Materials

  • The license compliance workflow
  • Structure and content of source code
  • Source and binary code scanning
  • Dependency analysis

4. License-Compliant Distribution

  • Standard license interpretation
  • Creation of license compliance artifacts
  • Bundling of license compliance artifacts
  • Organization and presentation of bundle

Dates and location

Please see our announcements about upcoming seminar instances.


Please fill in the registration form attached to the chosen seminar instance, sign it, and send it to Afterwards, we will send you an invoice for payment; you can also pay online.