Legal conference sessions

11:00am–11:40am Friday, 07/29/2011
This talk surveys the FLOSS copyleft compliance problems that were and are encountered, and how they have changed historically. Much progress has been made since the 1990s, but widespread adoption of GPL'd and LGPL'd software in embedded systems has led to more violations than ever before. This talk explains how our community meets these challenges to improve worldwide copyleft compliance.
2:30pm–3:10pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
A discussion of fundamental legal concepts for free/open source software developers, focusing on the topics that projects most commonly face: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and incorporation.