Open Source and Standards for 5G
A Joint ITU and NGMN Alliance Workshop on “Open Source and Standards for 5G”, kindly hosted by Qualcomm, took place at Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego, California on 25 May 2016.
This event brought together leading experts from the standards and open-source communities to discuss topics related to the interplay between standards and open source in 5G, including issues such as legal challenges, opportunities for collaboration and modes of engagement between standards and open source communities.
The morning focused on technical issues, led by a panel of standards and open-source experts, exploring the challenges ahead and discussing the mutual value of open-source involvement.
The afternoon session moved on to intellectual property right issues, including:
- Are standards and open-source licensing regimes compatible?
- Should open-source licenses be pre-defined or left open for negotiations?
- Which is more efficient, open-source or patent-pool licenses?
- Patent ambush: threats and mitigations.