Larry RosenLawrence Rosen is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm with offices in Los Altos Hills and Ukiah, California, that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies.

In addition to this law practice, Larry also served for many years as general counsel and secretary of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI), and subsequently as a member, board member and counsel to the Apache Software Foundation. He currently advises many technology companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Larry is on the board of directors and co-chair of the legal committee of the Open Web Foundation, and serves on the W3C Patents and Standards Interest Group.  In 2005-2006 he was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.

Larry currently serves on the board of directors of International Characters, and on the advisory boards of Jaspersoft, Cloudsoft, and Black Duck Software.

Larry’s book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004.

Before he became an attorney, Larry was a computer technologist. He managed computer activities and taught computer programming and data base design at Stanford University, later going into industry where he coordinated the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of data communications products. In addition to helping bring a number of technology companies to profitability, Larry also served for many years as member of the board of directors and chairman of Silicon Valley Credit Union, and has helped form and served on the boards of several non-profit charitable and mutual benefit organizations. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, pursued a master of computer science degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his law degree from Santa Clara University.

Larry often publishes and speaks around the world on open source and intellectual property issues. Click here for online copies of Larry’s publications. Write email to Larry to ask for a current CV.

These are links to the most recent versions of the Academic Free License and the Open Software License.

Here is Larry Rosen’s blog, which is merely a place-holder at present..