Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
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.

Sessions

11:05am–11:45am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Business of OSS
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B Level: Non-technical
Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
While a new job offer is exciting, you likely won't have as much negotiation power after you formally accept the job. Making sure you have a clear understanding of your employment arrangement and how it affects the software you work on is a critical part of signing the paperwork. Karen Sandler discusses important provisions in these contracts and suggests things to ask for from new employers. Read more.
5:10pm–5:50pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Business of OSS
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B
Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Danese Cooper (PayPal), Deb Nicholson (Software Freedom Conservancy), Stefano Zacchiroli (Software Heritage), Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Open source projects are increasingly opting to form an independent entity—a “foundation”—to serve as the core of their community rather than relying on good will or corporate oversight. Deborah Bryant, Danese Cooper, Sam Ramji, and Deb Nicholson share their experiences and provide introductory guidance on forming, managing, and leading an open source foundation. Read more.