March 26, 2008
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro bono legal services to protect and advance free and open source software (FOSS), today announced the formation of Moglen Ravicher LLC, a law firm which will represent select for-profit clients that support FOSS but are not eligible to receive SFLC's pro bono services.
An initial client of Moglen Ravicher LLC is OpenNMS, an open source enterprise grade network management platform. OpenNMS has retained the firm for representation regarding violations of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
"We are pleased to extend the services of the Software Freedom Law Center to companies that support software freedom," said Eben Moglen, founding director of SFLC.
Moglen Ravicher LLC is fully owned by the Software Freedom Law Center, and all profits will go to support SFLC's operations. Clients of Moglen Ravicher LLC will receive legal counsel from the same attorneys that staff the Software Freedom Law Center.