Free Software Foundation to offer seminar on GPL enforcement and legal ethics

Richard Fontana | | March 12, 2014

The Free Software Foundation will be providing a half-day legal seminar titled "GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics", taking place on Monday, March 24 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Anyone can register to attend the seminar, though it is aimed particularly at practicing lawyers and law students. For practicing lawyers in the US, continuing legal education (CLE) credits are expected to be available for many states.

The seminar will consist of three sessions, covering "copyleft and other important concepts in the [GPL]; best practices in the free software licensing enforcement process; and ethical considerations important to any lawyer that is advising free software users and developers." The instructors are my friends Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation; Donald R. Robertson III, the FSF's Copyright and Licensing Associate; and Bradley M. Kuhn, President of the Software Freedom Conservancy and board member of the FSF. Joshua Gay, the FSF's Licensing and Compliance Manager, is organizing the seminar...