Institute for Legal Issues in Free and Open Source Software
The Institute for Legal Issues in Free and Open Source Software ( ifrOSS for short ) is a private institution that deals in particular with legal issues relating to open source and open content . It was founded by lawyers Till Jaeger and Axel Metzger at the beginning of 2000 in Munich . Among other things, the institute created the UVM license for free content . In 2002 ifrOSS made it possible to include the so-called Linux clause in the law through a statement on the draft law on copyright , which enables legal certainty for licenses such as GNU FDL and similar in Germany.