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FSF announces change in general counsel

by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Oct 27, 2016 04:03 PM

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Eben Moglen stepped down as general counsel to the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Moglen, who in addition to being a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, is the founder, president, and executive director of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), and a former FSF board member, has generously served as the FSF's pro bono general counsel for the last 23 years.

The FSF looks forward to working together in other capacities with Professor Moglen and SFLC on future projects to advance the free software movement and use of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The FSF's team of staff, board members, and outside counsel will continue its growing licensing advocacy, education, and enforcement work. Questions about the use of the GNU GPL or other free software licenses should be directed to Reports of license violations should be sent to following these guidelines. Other legal inquiries should be sent to

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