Collaborative GPL Enforcement Through Non-Profit Entities - Bradley M. Kuhn, Software Freedom Conservancy
Software Freedom Conservancy announced last year a renewed effort for cross-project collaborative GPL compliance efforts, including copyright holders from BusyBox, Linux, and Samba. Conservancy uses an internal system of communication and collaboration to take input from stakeholders to discuss and engage in compliance activity to ensure compliance with the GPL throughout the technology industry and particularly in the embedded device market. Compliance with the GPL is the responsibility of copyright holders of the software, and Conservancy helps those copyright holders pursue the work, so those developers can focus on coding. In this talk, the President of Conservancy will discuss how Conservancy handles compliance matters, what matters it focuses on, and how the copyright holders that work with Conservancy engage in a collaborative effort to ensure compliance with the GPL.
President & Distinguished Technologist, Software Freedom Conservancy
Bradley M. Kuhn helped found Software Freedom Conservancy in 2006, became its Executive Director in 2010, and is currently Conservancy's President and Distinguished Technologist. Kuhn additionally volunteers on Free Software Foundation's Board of Directors, and was previously FSF's Executive Director. Kuhn has been a volunteer contributor and organizer in the Software Freedom Movement since 1992. Kuhn focused his last 15 years on FLOSS licensing and non-profit structures for software freedom.
Thursday May 1, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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