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CopyLeft Conf's Call for Presentations is Open!

by Deb Nicholson on October 11, 2018

The First Annual Copyleft Conference is ready to receive your proposals for twenty-five minute talks and for eighty minute discussions you would be willing to lead. The conference will be held in Brussels, on February 4th (aka the Monday after FOSDEM.)

Participants from throughout the copyleft world — developers, strategists, enforcement organizations, scholars and critics — will be welcomed for an in-depth, high bandwidth, and expert-level discussion about the day-to-day details of using copyleft licensing, obstacles facing copyleft and the future of copyleft as a strategy to advance and defend software freedom for users and developers around the world.

Since this is the very first Copyleft Conf, we are relying heavily on word-of-mouth to attract speakers and participants so we heartily encourage you to share these announcements with your friends and colleagues. We want to make sure we reach everyone who is interested in learning or sharing their knowledge. Thanks in advance for your help!

Tags: conservancy, events, licensing, Copyleft Conf

Conservancy Visiting the US South — Twice in October!

by Deb Nicholson on October 4, 2018

Both Bradley and Deb will be in Raleigh, NC for All Things Open. Our Distinguished Technologist, Bradley M. Kuhn will be presenting an “Introduction to Copyleft and the GPL” on October 22nd at 4:15 PM. This talk is great for both beginners and enthusiasts!

Join us for a Conservancy supporters “pub night” on October 22nd at 7pm in Raleigh. We'll be at Flying Saucer, located at 328 West Morgan Street. Expect snacks, friends and as always some interesting software freedom licensing chat!

We'll also be in the Expo Hall all day on Monday and Tuesday, so swing by with your praise, your questions and desire for stickers. We could use a few friendly booth volunteers to share the free software love at ATO, if that sounds like you, please get in touch!

The following week, you'll be able to catch our Director of Community Operations, Deb Nicholson, at LISA in Nashville, Tenessee. Deb starts off the conference on Tuesday, October 30th, at 9 AM with a keynote titled, “Make It Official: In Praise of Official Programs for Diversity & Inclusion” where she'll talk about how leadership and funding can positively impact your diversity efforts. You can also catch us in the Expo Hall on Monday afternoon or Tuesday at midday — please let us know if you can help us with the booth at LISA!

Tags: conservancy, conferences, events

Conservancy Staff on the Road

by Deb Nicholson on September 20, 2018

Bradley Kuhn, our Distinguished Technologist will be speaking about license compliance in the network attached storage market at the Storage Developer Conference He speaks on Monday, September 24 at 10:35 AM. You might also want to check out the session Christoph Hellwig, Kernel Hacker (and copyleft champion against VMware) is leading on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM.

Our Director of Community Operations, Deb Nicholson, is kicking off Open Source Lisbon with a keynote on how free software is both good for society and good for business. Her talk is on Thursday, September, 27th at 9:25am. The one day conference is aimed at encouraging national and international companies to embrace open source technologies and collaborative development models.

Both Karen Sandler, our executive director and Bradley Kuhn will be participating in a full day Seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics in Berkeley, CA on Thursday, September 27th. Registration is open to the public, although the event may be particularly useful for law students and legal professionals, who may be able to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits for participating.

If you're interested in having a Conservancy staff member present at your event, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Tags: conservancy, events

Death, taxes and free software at DebConf this year

by Deb Nicholson on August 14, 2018

In case you missed it, our most excellent Executive Director, Karen Sandler and FSF Campaigns Manager, Molly de Blanc presented together at DebConf in Taiwan earlier this month on what *really* constitutes a software freedom issue. Turns out that lots of things are affected by the absence or presence of software freedom including; many serious topics like depression treatments, automated devices in our homes, public transportation, domestic violence and government data. There were also some very funny moments, but I won't spoil the video for you.

This year is the first time this critical event has taken place in Asia. Over 300 free software enthusiasts attended talks, squashed bugs and discussed critical issues like reproducible builds, what contributing is like around the world and how to increase diversity in free software projects. Both Karen and Molly have been to DebConf multiple times and highly recommend this event.

You can catch Karen next in New York in early October where she'll be keynoting PyGotham.

Molly's next public appearance is at the end of the month in Vancouver where she'll be participating in a panel that will be discussing ways to use metrics to help create common understanding around diversity and inclusion goals.

Tags: conservancy, Reproducible Builds, events

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