Fishbowl discussion - GPL compliance

Presented by Karen M. Sandler
Tuesday 10:50 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Target audience: Community


An open fishbowl discussion ( about GPL compliance, including important questions like:

  • Who should be following the Principles ( and are they an adequate metric for compliance activities?
  • What are the various initiatives currently being developed to help improve compliance in the industry?
  • When is litigation an appropriate outcome?

Presented by

Karen M. Sandler

Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Karen is known for her advocacy for free software, particularly as a cyborg in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women. She is also pro bono counsel to the FSF and GNOME. Karen is a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award and cohost of the oggcast Free as in Freedom.

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