Public lecture: Free Software and the Law
Mar 05, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Contact Name||Ben Sturmfels|
|Contact Phone||+61 (03) 9024 2467|
In this talk, Brett Smith, the FSF's compliance engineer, will introduce free software, explain why it's important, and explore the many places where free software interacts with the law. Brett Smith will illustrate how copyright, licenses, patents, trade agreements, and other laws all play a role in deciding whether and how we can create, use, and share free software — and by extension, who controls our computers. Members of the public are welcome. No technical knowledge is required.
Brett Smith is visiting Melbourne to speak with government negotiators about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the impact on free software.
Register for this event by 10am on 5 March. Your registration will be confirmed by email.