This element should serve as a validation of the approach identified within the Portfolio Legal Review. Since this review will occur at a more granular level, it will only cover areas in which concerns were identified within the Portfolio.
Some of the items which might be covered within the Program legal review would include:
- Licensing of Intellectual Property (IP)
- Acceptance and adherence to open source software licenses
- Protecting and preserving organizational Intellectual Property
- Reviewing existing licenses and contracts for existing products and services
As an example, it was identified that a part of the overall solution for a user story would require the use of an open source software solution whose license does not yet appear in the accepted licenses for the organization. The legal review would provide a review of the license to determine if it acceptable for this situation and possibly for the organization as a whole.
The documentation contained within this element is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.