17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK
Karen Sandler

Karen Sandler
Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy

Website | @o0karen0o

Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Karen is known for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Previously, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation, where she has since been elected to the board of directors, and general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women, and is an advisor to the Ada Initiative. She is also pro bono counsel to the FSF and GNOME and pro bono general counsel to QuestionCopyright.Org. Karen is a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award and cohost of the oggcast Free as in Freedom.


13:35–14:15 Monday, 17/10/2016
The business of open source: From project to product
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
There has been a recent increase in global enforcement initiatives around the GPL, the majority of which are coordinated and consistently undertaken. Karen Sandler breaks down what's happening and what you need to know about them. Karen outlines the principles of community-oriented GPL enforcement and explains how they impact enforcement discussions and promote overall compliance. Read more.
9:25–9:40 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: King's Suite
Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
With so many important issues on a global scale, just how important is software freedom? Karen Sandler shares the evolution of her own thoughts about free and open source software on a bigger political and social scale and examines the ways we should frame discourse around the issue. Read more.