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External Survey: Investigating Needs of Legal Practitioners in the Context of Software License Compliance

By 2023-07-31News

The Software Engineering Maintenance and Evolution Research Unit (SEMERU) lab at William and Mary is running a new survey relating to third-party software license compliance. The target audience is “people with a background in law, preferably with a law degree and some amount of experience in practice.”

Research Goal and Procedure

The purpose of this study is to investigate issues, needs, and opportunities related to open source software licensing. In particular, this study aims to investigate how legal practitioners address concerns related to software licensing and identifying pain points and unmet needs.

If you decide to participate, you will take a brief survey via the Qualtrics platform. The study will last about 15 minutes during which time you will be asked questions regarding your familiarity and experience with several topics related to open source software licensing that pertain to your work.

With your permission, we may contact you by email and invite you to participate in a follow-up interview.

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About the College of William & Mary

The College of William & Mary is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1693 by a royal charter issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the ninth-oldest in the English-speaking world.