Open source

Open-Sources licenses : From zero to hero



December, 5 2023
PhD House, B8
L'Agora 1
4000 Liège
9:30 - 12:30
Free access. Registration required.

Do you want to distribute your software commercially or open source? May you integrate open-source libraries distributed under any type of license? What are the rights of co-author? Do you need to protect your software?

The importance of those questions is often overlooked until it becomes an issue. However, some basic knowledge can help to avoid the common pitfalls, and make educated choices early enough in the software development.


Registration is free and compulsory.


During this training, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Who owns my software ?
  • How to protect software (copyright, patents…)?
  • How to manage open-source licenses? (the good, the bad, and the ugly)

Target Audience

This course has a broad audience, from IT professionals to private or public delegates working in the field of software, ICT products or digitalisation, i.e. IT developers, Business/Engineering decision makers, lawyers, Policy makers, Civil agents, etc.

Acquired skills

After this training, participants will have acquired basic knowledge on the development of free and open-source software for reproducible scientific research and a good understanding of how to manage open-source licenses and intellectual property related to the development of commercial and open-source software.


Programming knowledge


Jérémie FAYS, Technology Transfer Officer - Engineering at ULiege - RISE (Research, Innovation, Support et Enterprises)

Practical information

  • Schedule : 3h, 9:30-12:30
  • Location : Sart Tilman, B8 - PhD House - 2nd floor - Room 1 (green stair)
  • Language : English
  • Maximum number of participants : 50



Registration is free and compulsory.

A 2nd session will be organized on 20/03/2024. Registration for this session is now open.

Register for the March session

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