SFLC’s Fall Conference

Where: Columbia Law School’s Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Room 103, New York, New York.

When: November 3, 2017 8:30am to 5:30pm EDT

Who: Eben Moglen, Mishi Choudhary, Software Freedom Law Center

SFLC will hold its 2017 annual conference at Columbia Law School on Friday November 3, 2017. We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Yochai Benkler, the Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Harvard Law School and Director of Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Conference Program:

8:30am-9:10am Coffee, Registration

9:10am-9:30am Welcome by Eben

9:30am-10:20am Keynote

  • Degrees of Freedom, Dimensions of Power
    • Professor Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School

10:20am-12:05pm Session I : Licenses and Compliance

  • Licenses as Shared Resources
    • Presentation by David Levine & Richard Fontana, Red Hat
    • Comments by Yochai Benkler
  • Update on OpenChain: Now We Really Begin
    • Presentation by Shane Coughlan & David Marr
  • Presentation on Kernel Enforcement Policy

12:05pm-1:35pm Lunch

1:35pm-3:20pm Session II : Fintech and FOSS

  • Technical Presentation: FOSS Fintech Risk Management
    • Professor Sharyn O’Halloran, Columbia Computer Science
  • Fintech Development: FOSS and the Financial Industry
    • Jim Jagielski, Capital One and the Apache Software Foundation
    • Representatives of Ethereum, Hyperledger, Monero
    • Mishi Choudhary, SFLC

3:20pm-3:50pm Coffee Break

3:50pm-5:30pm Session III : SFLC Presentations

  • Review and discussion of FOSS legal issues by Eben and Mishi

    • A. Trademark Squatting: A New Problem for Successful Projects
    • B. Employment Agreements: Issues Developers are Facing
    • C. IRS Changes: New Conditions for Project Organizations
  • Closing remarks by Eben

Free as in beer and also as in freedom. Lunch will be provided. NYS Bar members seeking free CLE credit should contact mrw@softwarefreedom.org for information. If you have questions, or need other assistance, please contact rsvp@softwarefreedom.org. No pre-registration is required, but if you haven’t already, an RSVP is appreciated.

And if you can’t join us in person, you can catch the live stream here.

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