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17 September 20192 minute read

Mark Radcliffe to moderate panel at Open Core Summit in San Francisco

Mark Radcliffe, a partner in DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology practice, will moderate a panel on "The OSS Business Model, from Past to Present" at Open Core Summit, the global commercial open-source software (COSS) category ecosystem conference. The discussion will be held on September 20 at 9 a.m. at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

The panel, which will take the form of a fireside chat moderated by Radcliffe, will include Mark Brewer, CEO and president of Lightbend; Larry Augustin, vice president at Amazon Web Services and former CEO of SugarCRM; and Scott Collison, CEO of Anaconda. The panelists will share their experiences developing business models for their open source companies.

Radcliffe developed the original "Open Core" model for SugarCRM. Radcliffe's practice is split between corporate securities (particularly venture capital transactions) and intellectual property licensing and strategy. Leading international legal publishers consistently rank him among the top lawyers in his profession. Chambers USA has repeatedly recognized him as "outstanding" and "a leader in open source-related matters." He works with technology companies and companies that use technology throughout the world. Currently, he is focused on the use of blockchain technology and tokens for capital formation and implementing new business models.