Military Health System (MHS)-Open Source Software (OSS): OSS Military Health System: Intellectual Property Management to Foster Collaboration


Dr. William J. Schroeder, President & CEO Kitware, Inc., provides his views on how intellectual property can foster collaboration in open source software development ...


Business model
– Support
– Collaborative R&D
– Technology Integration

Software business is a Service Business
– Services 2-10x bigger than sales/licensing
– E.g., IBM, Red Hat, etc.


Does Intellectual Property exist?
• Copyright
• Trademarks
• Intellectual Property
• Trade Secrets
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.