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4122Talk by Prof.Eben Moglen, Monday, 4th June

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  • Atul Chitnis
    Jun 2, 2007
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      Eben Moglen, the architect of the GNU General Public License and one of
      the greatest minds in the field of Free Software, is in town on Sunday and
      Monday (3rd and 4th of June).

      He will be speaking on Sunday afternoon at St.Joseph's college (see
      separate announcement about this), and on Monday evening at the Indian
      Institute of Science.

      Given the fact that the GPLv3 release is imminent, this is your chance to
      probe the mind of the architect of the license, and interact with him on
      matters related to the GPL, Free Software and other matters.

      This is also a chance for all of you to catch up with him if you missed
      the GPLv3 conference last August.

      Here are the details:

      Talk Title: Free and Open Source Software: GPLv3 and Beyond

      Date: MONDAY, 4 June, 2007

      Time: 06:30 PM

      Tea: 06:00 PM, at the venue

      Venue: Room 102, I Floor, Supercomputing Education & Research Centre
      (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

      Speaker Bio:

      Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia
      University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of
      Software Freedom Law Center, whose client list includes numerous pro
      bono clients, such as the Free Software Foundation.

      Moglen is closely involved with the Free Software Foundation, serving
      as general counsel since 1994 and board member from 2000 to 2007. As
      counsel, Moglen was charged with enforcing the GNU General Public
      License on behalf of the FSF, and later became heavily involved with
      drafting version 3 of the GPL.

      Talk abstract:

      He will talk about the changes introduced in the new version of GPL,
      the reasoning behind them and the experiences of more than an year
      long and one of largest projects for drafting a software license. He
      will also be talking about the future of the Free and Open Source
      Community especially in the light of threats like Software Patents and
      Digital Restrictions Management and how the community can respond to
      such threats.

      Moglen stated that after the GPLv3 Discussion Draft 3 had been
      released, he wanted to devote more time to writing, teaching, and the
      Software Freedom Law Center.

      More about Eben Moglen at

      More about Eben Moglen's Bangalore Visit at

      Thanks to:

      The Bangalore Linux Users Group (http://blug.in)
      SERC, IISc (http://www.serc.iisc.ernet.in/)