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GPLv3 for People Who Aren't Lawyers

Track: BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: D135

Moderator: Brett Smith, Licensing Compliance Engineer, Free Software Foundation

There's been a lot of discussion about GPLv3 over the past eighteen months, but most of it has been focused on a few specific points. In this BoF we'll talk about many different improvements that went into the license, and offer practical advice for developers who want to use or release work under GPLv3. If you'd like to learn more about the rights and responsibilies in the new GPL, and how it helps the community, come join us for an easy-to-understand introduction.