HH Partners Joins the OpenChain Partner Program

SAN FRANCISCO, October 10, 2019 – HH Partners, a lawfirm based in Finland, today announces participation in the OpenChain Project. HH Partners intends to support adoption of the OpenChain industry standard for open source compliance both inside Finland and across the broader global market. HH Partners will be contributing to the OpenChain project both via […]

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Data Protection Review as a tool in building excellence at MaaS Global

HH Partners reviewed the data protection practices at MaaS Global, which helped MaaS Global to prove its great culture in data protection and verify and build on its current practices. “MaaS Global is a young and fast-growing company with personal data at the core of its business. We wanted to prove to our key stakeholders […]

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Double Open to automate open source compliance with legal APIs

Open source has eaten the world, but organizations are still struggling with effective open source compliance. Tools and data are stuck in-house or behind proprietary licenses. Double Open is a research project aiming to find out how to make open source compliance more open. We approach this by leveraging existing tools and standards and surveying […]

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We adviced LocalBitcoins in changing its corporate structure

LocalBitcoins is one of the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange services and peer marketplaces. LocalBitcoins’ weekly volume of exchange is over EUR 40 million divided into over 40 currencies. Although the company’s operations are quite international, the company has strong roots in Finland. “The company’s strong growth led to the need to re-evaluate the corporate structure […]

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Meet the HH Partners Team at Mindtrek 2017 (September 20th – 21st at Tampere Hall)

Mindtrek, an international technology conference, is held yearly in Tampere. Mindtrek 2017 is organized at Tampere Hall Congress and Concert Centre from Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21st September. In addition to sponsoring Mindtrek, HH Partners is also hosting a stand at the Exhibition Area (stand 31), where you can meet our team. HH Partners team […]

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HH Partners Team at Mindtrek 2016

HH Partners took part in the international Mindtrek conference held in Tampere, Finland, from 17th to 19th October 2016, sponsoring the event together with Validos ry. Having established its place in the vanguard of Finnish tech events, Mindtrek attracts each year participants from dozens of countries all over the world to network and to check […]

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Breakfast Seminar on May 18, 2016: Using Open Source in the Enterprise

HH Partners Attorneys-at-law Ltd in collaboration with Cybercom and Black Duck Software will organize a joint breakfast seminar on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 concerning e.g. the following topics:
– The state of open source software
– Open source compliance in the enterprise
– How to identify and manage security risks in open source
– Open source usage at Cybercom

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Creative Commons 4.0 licenses translated into Finnish with the assistance of the experts at HH Partners

The official Finnish translation of the international Creative Commons 4.0 license family has been published. The translation is the first translation worldwide of the new license family. The English license texts have been translated into Finnish in the copyright advice project of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, and financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The Finnish translation was done by Attorney-at-law, Partner Martin von Willebrand, Associate Henri Tanskanen and Authorized Translator Liisa Laakso-Tammisto / IDE Oy Translation Agency. The translation work has been directed by Copyright Attorney Maria Rehbinder of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, and cooperation with the Creative Commons organization has been coordinated by Researcher Tarmo Toikkanen of Aalto University. From the left: Maria Rehbinder, Martin von Willebrand, Tarmo Toikkanen, Henri Tanskanen and Liisa Laakso-Tammisto. Photo by Mikko Säteri, CC BY 4.0

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Expertise in Open Technologies at HH Partners

In its communication, HH Partners, Attorneys-at-law, now distinguishes open technologies as a specific area of expertise. The open technologies practice forms a part of the wider technology practice of HH Partners. “For some time now, we have been receiving a clear message from our clients: it is hard to find high-quality legal expertise in questions related to open technologies, and the know-how of HH Partners in the field is highly valued,” says Martin von Willebrand…

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Article: Legal Tools in Creation of an Open Source Business

The legal rules often play a key role when it comes to business models in software businesses and notably in free and open source software projects. This is particularly true when the project owner wants to maintain some level of control over the software and the project itself. The balance between control and freedom is achieved by legal tools and policies, such as licenses, compliance policies, contracts, trademarks, organization rules, contribution policies, only to name a few.

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