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Monday, September 16 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Navigating the Legal Minefields of Fedora - Tom Callaway, Red Hat

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Fedora has a commitment to Free Software at its core, but the universe is not so simple. Backed by Red Hat, Fedora presents a significant target for legal threats and has to be ever vigilant to minimize risk while still providing the latest and greatest in functionality. In this talk, I will discuss some of the framework that Fedora has established to navigate the legal minefields present in our industry, including:

 * Copyright Licensing
 * Software Patents
 * Trademarks
 * Contributor License Agreements (CLAs)

The audience is anyone who wants a better understanding of the legal (and pseudo-legal) intricacies of the FOSS and Linux space. Individuals involved with Linux (or other Free OS) distributions will especially enjoy it, but it is applicable to anyone involved with a FOSS software project, or who wants to better understand the answer to "why can't you do that?"

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Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform. Or, in plain English, we make an operating system and we make it easy for you do useful stuff... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 10B

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