On June 14, 2018, Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary published an editorial in Firstpost titled “Asserting control over data by enforcing data localisation policies is wrong”.
“Localisation seems like a beneficial means of expressing digital sovereignty. In fact, it imposes severe costs that far outweigh its benefits. In societies not governed by the rule of law, localisation amplifies the power of the organs of oppression, just as the form of ‘personal localisation’ represented by the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain amplified the power of Stasi and the KGB….”
On April 13, 2018, from 9:00am-5:30pm, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and Columbia Law School will host a special one-day conference, “Software Governance and Automobiles: Building the Open Road”.
The conference is free of charge and will be held in room 101, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY. To receive an invitation, email email@example.com.
The Software Freedom Law Center invites counsel, developers, enterprise users and other members of free and open source software (FOSS) communities to join us once again for our free annual conference to explore legal issues surrounding FOSS, held at Columbia Law School on Friday, November 3, 2017.
On March 25, 2017, at LibrePlanet’s 2017 conference, Eben Moglen spoke on the subject of the free software movement in the age of Trump.
Abstract: The most powerful man in the world has no respect for freedom of speech or the rule of law. The free software movement came into existence fighting to prevent a future which is now our present. Ready or not, we have entered a new phase. Training is over. Here’s the plan.
Also, we would like to acknowledge here the kind remarks of Richard Stallman who has been Eben’s friend for over 20 years.