HH Partners provides Vaisala with automated open source compliance

HH Partners provides services on open source compliance and related tools to Vaisala Oyj. “We’ve used HH Partners’ open source compliance services via our membership in Validos ry for over 10 years,” says Petri Sairila, Open Source Officer at Vaisala. “Now we have piloted compliance tooling automation for embedded Linux projects. The benefits of automation […]

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HH Partners @ Mindtrek 2022

Mindtrek at Tampere on 15.11.2022 connected over 100 professionals, around tracks of Future of Open Source Business and Smart Villages. The Future of Open Source Business -track evidenced growing maturity at European organizations in understanding and leveraging open source in their businesses. Some highlights of the event European Commission representatives, Gijs Hillenius and Miguel Diez […]

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Legal Tech Case Study – Automated open source compliance provided to NIIS by HH Partners’ Double Open

HH Partners offers open-source compliance automation as a service under the brand Double Open.  The following study is about the case of Nordic Institute of Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) taking Double Open into use. Background NIIS is a non-profit association that develops open-source solutions for digital government infrastructure. X-Road® and Harmony eDelivery Access software are the […]

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HH Partners at Mindtrek in Tampere 15 November 2022

HH Partners is at Mindtrek in Tampere 15.11.2022 You can reach our team at the HH Partners stand, and also as speakers at the event as follows: 13:30-14:00 Martin von Willebrand, Partner The strategic benefits of open source competence 14:50-15:10 Mikko Murto Lead Developer and Lawyer, Double Open Continuous open source license compliance with Double […]

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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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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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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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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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