Software Freedom Law Center’s 10th Anniversary Conference

FOSS Law: Where We Are, Where We Are Going

September 15, 2014

As we begin our second decade of working as counselors and advocates for software freedom, SFLC invites counsel, developers, enterprise users and other members of FOSS communities to join us at a free conference exploring legal issues surrounding FOSS, present and future, held at Columbia Law School on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Martin Fink, CTO of Hewlett-Packard, will offer a keynote address on “Free Software and the Machine.” Professor Eben Moglen, SFLC’s founder and Executive Director, will speak on “Software Freedom in the Age of ‘Cloud to Mobile’: The Next Ten Years.” SFLC Legal Director Mishi Choudhary and her team will discuss current issues in patent law, copyleft compliance, and the ongoing challenge to tax-exempt non-profit organization for FOSS communities. We will consider technical as well as legal changes—including memristor-based computing, disposable computers, and the economics of cloud architectures—that will have profound effects on FOSS and its legal arrangements in the decade to come.

For ten years, SFLC has been the intellectual and professional leader in FOSS legal practice around the world. If you want to know what the next ten years of legal evolution in FOSS are going to be about, join us at a meeting no one will want to have missed.

The conference will take place at Columbia Law School, 435 west 116th Street, NYC, on October 31, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. No registration is required and attendance is free but if room occupancy limits are reached preference will go to those who have pre-registered. To pre-register please send an email with your name and any company or project affiliation you choose to share to NYS Bar members who attend will be eligible for free CLE credit and must either register beforehand with Columbia Law School or make use of on-site registration at 9:00am.

The full conference program and speaker biographies are available from the Conference Event page.

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