Richard Fontana

Richard Fontana
Legal Counsel, Products & Technologies, Red Hat


Richard Fontana is Red Hat’s Open Source Licensing Counsel. At Red Hat he spends his time advising developers about open source licensing, copyright and patent issues, educating non-developers about open source culture, and promoting open standards and intellectual property legal reform.

Before joining Red Hat, Fontana was an attorney at the Software Freedom Law Center, where his principal client was the Free Software Foundation. He was co-author, with Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen, of the GNU GPL, version 3.


Location: D137/138 Level: Novice
Richard Fontana (Red Hat)
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This talk will explore some of the legal and policy implications of "post-open source software" or "POSS", a purported phenomenon characterized by development on github, no explicit indication of open source licensing, and no concern for project governance. Is any of this real, and if so, is it actually a problem? Read more.


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