Software Freedom Law Center's Annual Fall Conference

"Free Software Law Now"

September 9, 2015

After the overwhelmingly positive response to our 10th Anniversary Conference last October, we've decided to make the SFLC Conference at Columbia Law School an annual affair. We would therefore like cordially to invite you to attend Software Freedom Law Center's Fall Conference, "FOSS and Global Entrepreneurialism," to be held at the law school on Friday, October 30, 2015.

We have a varied and, we think, highly interesting program this year.

  • We will convene a diverse and distinguished panel on license compliance dispute resolution, exploring the role of best practices for information exchange and community engagement in ensuring less contentious and more effective dispute resolution;
  • SFLC will be presenting new work on designing non-profit organizations to provide simpler and more flexible arrangements than existing fiscal sponsorship and conservancy architectures, and reporting on our success at restoring speed and simplicity in winning 501c3 determinations from IRS;
  • We will be celebrating significant anniversaries for FSF, OIN, and, and discussing together with our colleagues the evolution of community-based law and policy practices for community protection;
  • We will have very significant product announcements and technology demonstrations from SFLC's client FreedomBox;
  • SFLC will present updates to SFLC's GPL Compliance Guide 2nd Edition, taking note of the publication of the Chinese translation, and introducing the Korean translation.

The conference will take place in New York City from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Columbia Law School's Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Room 101. Lunch will be provided.

All this, and more: free as in beer and also as in freedom. If you can't join us in person, you can catch the live stream at the same low price. NYS Bar members will be eligible for free CLE credit via on-site registration. No pre-registration is required for attendance.

Updates can be found at the Conference Event page.

If you have questions, or need other assistance, please write to

We hope you can attend, and look forward to seeing you at Columbia on October 30.

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