After 17 years with SFLC, Legal Director Mishi Choudhary will depart to become General Counsel and Senior Vice-President at Virtru.
Ms. Choudhary began working with SFLC in 2006, held the first SFLC Graduate Fellowship for LLM study at Columbia Law School, and became Legal Director in 2015. She has represented SFLC clients across the entire range of FOSS communities, including the Free Software Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Linux Foundation, Debian, Ethereum, the Apache Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. She founded and developed SFLC’s FOSS Code of Conduct practice, assisting FOSS non-profits and unaffiliated projects to develop and administer CoC policies. She has served as the Code of Conduct mediator for the Linux kernel community, among many others.
On January 13th, 2020, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed a brief amicus curiae in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. before the United States Supreme Court. In its brief, SFLC argues (1) that the Federal Circuit erred in reversing the District Court’s determination that a reasonable jury could find Google’s use of Java in Android was a fair use; (2) that the Supreme Court should ensure the Federal Circuit’s decision that APIs are copyrightable does not establish precedent; and (3) that the Federal Circuit is bound to follow the precedent of the regional courts of appeals on questions of copyright law.
The brief is available to download as a pdf.
On Saturday, November 16th, the Software Freedom Law Center co-hosted a hackathon with the FreedomBox Foundation to commemorate the upcoming ten-year anniversary of the FreedomBox project’s founding. At the hackathon, Eben Moglen delivered a speech in which he reflected on the past ten years of FreedomBox and the project’s future.
In a few short weeks, the Software Freedom Law Center will welcome guests to our 15th Anniversary Fall Conference cohosted by Columbia Law School on Friday, November 1st, 2019. We are pleased to announce our conference program, which may be updated in the coming weeks. SFLC’s free annual conference explores the current legal issues surrounding free and open source software (FOSS). As in previous years, our conference will be attended by counsel, developers, enterprise users, and other members of FOSS communities.
The Software Freedom Law Center is pleased to announce our 15th Anniversary Fall Conference cohosted by Columbia Law School, which will take place on Friday, November 1st, 2019. We will bring together lawyers, developers, enterprise users, and other members of free and open source software (FOSS) communities to join us in exploring legal issues surrounding FOSS.