WHAT’S NEW

Elastic Switches Licenses (Again)

Elastic has announced that new releases of its Elasticsearch and Kibana products will be under the “Elastic License 2.0”. The change comes on the heels of Elastic’s source code switch from Apache 2.0 to the Server-Side Public License (SSPL) in January, 2021.

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License Change Alert: Elasticsearch Moves to SSPL

Elastic recently announced that new source code releases of Elasticsearch and Kibana, its popular search and visualization offerings, will no longer be offered under the permissive Apache 2.0 license. Instead, they will be dual-licensed under the MongoDB-created Server Side Public License (SSPL) and Elastic’s proprietary Elastic License. Read more about the change and implications for commercial SaaS providers here.Smithline PC Briefer - Elasticsearch License Change 2021 01 29

Will Moseley Promoted to Senior Associate

We are pleased to announce that Will Moseley has been promoted to Senior Associate. Will joined the firm in 2017 from Fenwick & West and has been a standout in handling our most complex client projects. We congratulate Will on taking this great next step forward with the firm!

SaaS Provider Comments to CCPA – Round 2

The working group of in-house and law firm attorneys for SaaS providers led by Smithline PC has submitted these comments to the California Attorney General’s Revised Regulations to the California Consumer Privacy Act. The group is led by Derek Schwede.

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SaaS Provider Comments to CCPA

Smithline PC is proud to be leading a working group of in-house and law firm attorneys focusing on implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act. We submitted these comments on issues of concern for SaaS providers to the California Attorney General in December, 2019. The group is led by Derek Schwede and the comments were spearheaded by Anna Westfelt of Gunderson Dettmer.Smithline Group Comments to AG on CCPA - FNL