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  1. Transcripts for SFLC’s 2018 Fall Conference Now Available

  2. Media for SFLC’s 2018 Fall Conference Now Available

    Video recordings of our 2018 Fall Conference are now available in several formats. If you missed the event, or if you’d like to see it again, visit

    We have also uploaded all of the videos to our YouTube channel. You can find the videos organized in order in a playlist here:

  3. Eben Moglen Interviewed by Intellectual Property Watch

    On November 7th, 2018, Intellectual Property Watch published an article by David Branigan titled “‘Peace Has Broken Out’ In Software Development, Heralding Open Source As The Future”. The article, which is only available to subscribers of Intellectual Property Watch, details the discussions about patent peace at SFLC’s 2018 Fall Conference, which took place on Friday, November, 2nd, 2018.

    The article begins by documenting one panel discussion at our conference featuring Eben Moglen, Keith Bergelt of the Open Invention Network, and Nicolas Schifano of Microsoft. It also reports on an exclusive interview with Eben Moglen conducted by Intellectual Property Watch’s David Branigan after the conference. The interview explores how peace was won between the FOSS community and big technology companies.

  4. Program for 14th Anniversary Fall Conference

    The Software Freedom Law Center is excited to welcome you to our 14th Anniversary Fall Conference cohosted by Columbia Law School on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Below, please find our complete conference program as well as information pertaining to CLE credits. We invite counsel, developers, enterprise users, and other members of free and open source software (FOSS) communities to join us once again for our free annual conference to explore legal issues surrounding FOSS.

  5. Automotive Software Governance and Copyleft

    The Software Freedom Law Center is proud to make available a whitepaper by Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, Ltd., and Eben Moglen, Founding Director of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. The whitepaper shows how new capabilities in the free and open source software stack enable highly regulated and sensitive industrial concerns to take advantage of the full spectrum of modern copyleft software.

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