Legal Organizational Issues for Free Software Projects (SCALE)

Where: The Westin Los Angeles Airport

When: Sunday, February 10; 11:30am

Who: Karen M. Sandler

This talk will address common legal organizational issues facing free and open source software projects. The discussion will provide a background in nonprofit corporate and tax information, streamlined for helping developers evaluate how best to form and manage their organizations and activities. Different forms of organization will be discussed, including incorporated nonprofits, umbrella organizations and developers acting without legal form. Karen will also explore the obligations that individuals take on as they volunteer their time with these various types of organizations.

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