On February 10, 2010 the Linux Foundation and the Open Source Initiative will host a Strategic Planning Session for lawyers active in support of adoption of free and open source software. As we begin a new year and a new decade, we invite you to join us to consider what legal issues we anticipate may arise and what foundations we might be able to lay to support continued unimpeded development and deployment of free and open source software.
The purpose of the meeting is to collectively look forward and to consider new issues, new venues, and new technologies.
What do you foresee as the challenges that the community will face in 2010 and beyond?
The session will include panel discussions and updates, but the entire day will be more of a conversation than a lecture. We want you to come prepared to participate! Some of the topics that have been suggested already include: education of the community on patent matters; the Risk Grid and the Linking Project underway at FSFE; lessons learned from the license proliferation discussion and other comet-like issue phenomena in the open source ecosystem; how FOSS and commercial interests will co-exist and change each other in the longer term; and updates on FOSSBazaar and the SFLC activities. We are seeking your suggestions for topics to discuss in the registration process and we hope that you will be thoughtful in your response. We also hope to have several seminars by engineers on certain technical issues which are important to legal analysis.
Date: February 10, 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: DLA Piper LLP, 2000 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, California 94303-2214
Costs: There will be a cover charge of $30 to cover catering costs for this event but there will be no conference fee.
Please register early as space is limited. For more information please contact: Karen F. Copenhaver (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Radcliffe (email@example.com)