LinuxCon North America Keynote, “Doing What it Takes: Current Legal Issues in Defending FOSS”

Where: LinuxCon North America 2010, August 10-12, Renaissance Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA

When: Wednesday, August 11, 4:00 pm

Who: Eben Moglen

Eben Moglen will be delivering a keynote speech at the annual LinuxCon North America conference in Boston on August 11.

Description:The ecosystem of FOSS is complex, embracing thousands of businesses with diverse commercial interests and hundreds of thousands of programmers collaborating to make good software and protect its freedom. That ecosystem faces some deliberate external legal threats, and also must deal in creative and innovative ways with conventional legal risks that pose qualitatively different challenges in the unconventional FOSS environment. In this talk, Moglen will present an overview of the current state of the ecosystem’s legal defense needs, independent of the concerns of particular projects and firms, and discuss his view of the likely near-term developments.

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