Lawyer and Technologist
John Ackermann is an attorney with a passion for making law and technology work together. In addition to broad experience as a legal executive with a major techology company, he has long experience with open source software legal issues, and as author of the TAPR Open Hardware License helped to create the concept of open source hardware.
Publications and Presentations
Arbitrating Licensing Disputes: Putting the 'Binding'
in Binding Arbitration
Callaghan Business Law and Licensing Report
Part 1 - Volume 15, Number 6, 133-144, 1993 (PDF, 1MB)
Part 2 - Volume 16, Number 1, 145-156, 1993 (PDF, 1MB)
TAPR Open Hardware License
Open Hardware License Version 1.0 (PDF, 80KB)
Noncommercial Hardware License Version 1.0 (PDF, 80KB)
Toward Open Source Hardware
University of Dayton Law Review 2009, Volume 34, Number 2, 183-222 (PDF, 800kB)
"Open Source Software: Theory and Practice" Presentation (2004)
Chapter Materials (PDF, 200KB)
Presentation (PDF, 200KB)