Vilhelm in his LexLinux tee

Vilhelm in his LexLinux tee

Martin von Haller Groenbaek is a Copenhagen-based lawyer specialised in IT-law. He is a partner and co-founder of Bender von Haller Dragsted, a leading Scandinavian IT-law boutique.

He practices general IT-law with a special interest in IT contracts, eCommerce, SaaS, Open source and open licensing, New media.

Martin has within the last eight years been advising clients on different legal as well as commercial aspects of developing and using open source software. He is considered the leading legal practitioner of open source law in Denmark.

He is the co-founder and currently chairman of board member of the Danish Open Source Vendors Association (OSL). He is member of the Free Software Foundation Europe’s legal network and is on the editorial board of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSSLR). From the establishment of a Danish chapter in 2005, where Martin was a co-founder, he has been public project lead of Creative Commons Denmark.

Legal500, the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal

Speaking at Open Source Days 2008

Speaking at Open Source Days 2008

services providers, in over 100 countries, mentions Martin as “a go-to expert on open source and creative commons” in its The Legal 500 2011: Europe, Middle East & Africa edition .

Martin has among his clients leading Danish open source software company such as Umbraco and Composite. He has adviced a number of large Danish and international companies on open source strategy and licensing.

From the subdomain LexLinux under his VONHALLER portal Martin and  and others who care has an outlet for news, thoughts, ideas and experiences related open source. The emphasis will be on legal issues and commercial or strategic issues alike. Ideological or religious rants on open source is referred to other fora.

Furthermore, VONHALLER – LexLinux will also deal with openness as a legal principle and as a business model within other areas such as open content, open data, open formats and standards, open access and so on.

The opinions expressed on VONHALLER – LexLinux are only those of the authors, in particular Martin personally, and NOT those of the lawfirm Bender von Haller Dragsted.

Neither are any of the postings on VONHALLER – LexLinux is to be considered as legal advice from Martin in his capacity as a attorney of law admitted to the Danish bar. If you need legal advice, I encourage to contact him at mhg (at) bvhd.dk, and if you decide to seek my assistance our cooperation will be governed by Terms of engagement – Bender von Haller Dragsted.

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Martin can be contacted at

– mhg (at) bvhd.dk

– martin (at) groenbaek.net

– groenbaek (at) gmail.com

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