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Early registration open for FSF's licensing seminar on Oct 16 in Raleigh, NC

by Zoƫ Kooyman Contributions Published on Aug 29, 2019 03:33 PM
**Registration for this event is now closed.** The Free Software Foundation's (FSF) Licensing and Compliance Lab is proud to announce that registration is now open for the continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics, which will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina.

The CLE seminar is a regular program from the FSF, where a select a group of experts and experienced instructors in the free software community provide a comprehensive overview of current affairs in GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics. We invite legal professionals, law students, free software developers, and anyone interested in licensing and compliance topics to join. While registration is open to the public, this seminar is a special opportunity for legal professionals and law students who can potentially earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits for participating (approval pending). The program will be available shortly on the event page.

registration for this event is now closed.

Attendees of the full day seminar will learn about copyleft and other important concepts in the GNU family of licenses, best practices in the free software licensing enforcement process, ethical considerations important to any lawyer working with clients involved in free software, and other current topics in free software licensing.

We are also opening up the event for potential sponsorships; offering a unique opportunity to align with the FSF and the professional ethics considerations in free software. Sponsors will receive complimentary passes to this event, as well as additional benefits. For more information, you can contact us at

The sessions will be led by experts and respected leaders in the free software community, including:

  • John Sullivan, Free Software Foundation executive director;

  • Justin C. Colannino, JD, attorney at Microsoft;

  • Marc Jones, JD, in-house counsel and compliance engineer at CivicActions; and

  • Pamela Chestek, JD, principal of Chestek Legal.

  • Donald R. Robertson, III, JD, licensing and compliance manager of the Free Software Foundation.

FSF program manager will also be giving introductory and closing remarks.

A detailed agenda, as well as curriculum materials, will soon be posted on the event page. If you have any questions, or if you would like to sponsor this event, please contact

Thanks in advance for helping us spread the word, and we hope to see you at the event.

Registration for this event is now closed

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