Licensing resource series: the FSF Compliance Lab Team
The FSF receives thousands of licensing questions a year from free
software users and developers. The staff on the FSF Compliance Lab
would not be able to handle all these requests on their own. That is why
we are so grateful to our volunteers who assist us in our efforts.
Volunteers are one of the most important resources an organization can
The license volunteers are an amazing group of people, but they are often working behind the scenes. With all the hard work they do, they really deserve some time in the spotlight. That is why this installment of our licensing resource series is focusing on the Compliance Lab Team. Here you can find out a little bit more about the volunteers, their backgrounds, and areas of interest. These volunteers assist in handling free software licensing questions submitted by the public to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers also review licensing publications and aid in keeping our educational materials relevant. In addition, volunteers collaborate in investigating alleged GNU General Public License (GPL) violations reported to email@example.com. We wanted to take a moment to publicly thank our volunteers and share their work with the rest of the world.
If you're interested in becoming a licensing volunteer just write
to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a bit about your background, both
legal and within the free software world. Please also take the GPL
quiz and let us know how you did. Once accepted, and suitably
trained, volunteers join the team and are on the front line answering
free software questions from the public.
We hope you take a chance to meet our volunteers, and possibly consider joining the team. But even if you're not ready to be a licensing wizard, there's plenty of other ways to help. Here's what you can do:
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