Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: 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.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Level: Beginner
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
All staff involved in production of any product that contains software must know the basics of license compliance, and copylefted and GPL'd software is in nearly everything. The GNU General Public License (GPL) requirements are both technical and legal. Bradley Kuhn and Karen Sandler share the information you need to ensure your company's compliance with the GPL and related licenses. Read more.