|Neal Parikh on 30 Jan 2006 18:06:06 -0000|
There's a talk by Eben Moglen (General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation and co-author of GPLv3) at the University of Pennsylvania's CS Department and I thought people here might be interested. The talk is Wednesday at 6 PM and details (including a map to the room) are below.
Eben Moglen Professor of Law & Legal History, Columbia Law School General Counsel, Free Software Foundation Founder and Chairman, Software Freedom Law Center
Wednesday, February 1, 6 PM Wu and Chen Auditorium Levine Hall Map: http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=407
"From the GPL to the Free Society"
Abstract: The process for making a software license hardly seems likely to be the same as the process for making a free society. But the 21st century is an ironic locale, and the making of version 3 of the GNU General Public License is actually a very small but not insignificant moment in the history of freedom. In this small talk I consider how "free as in freedom" spreads from the software layer of the net to the culture of our society.
Bio data: Eben Moglen is a Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School. He serves pro bono as General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by Richard Stallman to support the free software movement and the GNU project. The Free Software Foundation and its GNU General Public License have been instrumental in the spread of open source software.
In February 2005, Professor Moglen founded the Software Freedom Law Center, which provides legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance free and open source software. In 2003, he received the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, an annual prize for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the empowerment of individuals using computers. He also serves as Director of the Public Patent Foundation. Professor Moglen received his PhD in History, MPhil, and JD from Yale. ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug