The half-day seminar will provide an introduction to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), a detailed look at how it can and has been enforced, and a session on professional ethics considerations for lawyers working with clients involved in free software.
The event sessions will be lead by Karen Sandler of the GNOME Foundation and former general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center; Bradley Kuhn, President of the Software Freedom Conservancy and a member of the FSF’s Board of Directors, and Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D., the FSF’s Copyright and Licensing Associate.
The event is aimed at legal professionals and law students. Registration for the event is open to the public at https://crm.fsf.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=15.
“We’re looking forward to helping current and future lawyers get comfortable working with the GNU General Public License and other free software licenses, so that they can expand their practices and address their clients’ concerns,” said FSF executive director John Sullivan.