||1. This internal memorandum seeks your approval for CLD staff member to organize a Meeting on Software Licensing and Open Source to be held in Tokyo on October 22, 2017.
2. In April 2014, the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) adopted the Revised Proposal on Possible New WIPO Activities Related to Using Copyright to Promote Access to Information and Creative Content (document CDIP/13/11, attached). In accordance with CDIP’s mandate, CLD have integrated open source topic in WIPO copyright related courses and training programs for 2015-2016, in order to raise the awareness of open source software development in the context of the broader copyright system.
3. At the 19th session of CDIP which took place in May 2017, CLD presented a progress report of the activities in document CDIP/13/11 (document CDIP/19/8, attached) and the CDIP directed the Secretariat to continue to integrate the subject of open source in WIPO copyright related courses and training programs.
4. From this context, it is suggested to organize a meeting on open source subject on October 22, 2017 (draft program attached).
5. This activity is foreseen in the work plan for the year 2017 and sufficient budget is available under the line 0007 D0042. The cost estimate is attached.
For your consideration and approval, please.