My legal experience: open source

Hi all! Here you can find a little bit info about my work experience and skills related to such beautiful crossing of law and technologies as open source software. Feel free to call me for any related issues and do not forget to check my blog on new #Open Source posts.

Work experience

A 10+ years everyday work experience with intellectual property. A part of my work is related to open source. In respect of open sourced software code, the are several examples of such my work:

  • legal review of licenses of used software components
  • launch and tuning the process at Yandex on release its own software code in open source
  • drafting and preparation the corresponding documents (notifications on third parties software, corporate policies, clauses in agreements)
Yandex open source projects and technologies. Yandex has 87 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.
I helped with legal audit and licensing compliance to many of Yandex repositories at GitHub.


I regularly participate in different public legal meetings and events both as a speaker and an attendee. It helps to share with my own knowledge and get very useful feedback. There are a list of conferences, where I was a speaker with presentations on open source legal matters:

Automotive Linux Summit & Open Source Summit Japan 2018: Legal Audit before Source Code Disclosur...
View more about this event at Automotive Linux Summit & Open Source Summit Japan 2018
E.g. see there my materials on "Legal Audit before Source Code Disclosure"

Certificates and Courses

The courses, trainings and educational process are integral part of any legal practice. I also try to improve my skills and level of expertise on open source related legal issues. E.g. by sucessfully passing the following courses and trainings:


Have I an account at GitHub? Yes, of cause. Find me via the link below. Except my legal duties related to open source (code development and releasing, licensing compliance, etc.), I also develop my own project - on legal issues of domain names and disputes.

xCounsel - Overview
xCounsel has 2 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.


Reviews and recommendations on my legal work in this area see at my LinkedIn profile. Any questions and proposals to work, collaborate or find the right answers send me here.