In response to requests during the FOSDEM Legal and Policy DevRoom, which is coordinated by a team of four that includes Conservancy's own Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen M. Sandler, Conservancy will organize a separate conference on the day following FOSDEM 2020, in Brussels, Belgium, called: The Annual International Copyleft Conference, or CopyleftConf for short.
Participants from throughout the copyleft world — developers, strategists, enforcement organizations, scholars and critics — will be welcomed for an in-depth, high bandwidth, and expert-level discussion about the day-to-day details of using copyleft licensing, obstacles facing copyleft and the future of copyleft as a strategy to advance and defend software freedom for users and developers around the world.
The event will provide a friendly and safe place for discussion of copyleft as a key strategy for defending software freedom. Our program committee (Molly de Blanc, Bradley Kuhn, Deb Nicholson, Nithya Ruff, Josh Simmons, Eilís Flanagan, and Harald Welte) is dedicated to putting on a lively and informative event where everyone feels welcome.
Conservancy encourages everyone to save the date of Monday 3 February 2020 in Brussels, Belgium for this first CopyleftConf. We've chosen the date and location to ease travel for those already attending FOSDEM the weekend preceding CopyleftConf.