Date: 10/31/2014
Registration Ends: 10/29/2014 11:59 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

(Registration not necessary, but recommended to secure space)


Start/End: Friday, October 31, 2014 09:00 AM EDT 05:00 PM EDT
Location Name: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
As we begin our second decade of working as counselors and advocates for software freedom, SFLC invites counsel, developers, enterprise users and other members of FOSS communities to join us at a free conference exploring legal issues surrounding FOSS, present and future, held at Columbia Law School on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Martin Fink, CTO of Hewlett-Packard, will offer a keynote address on 'Free Software and the Machine.' Professor Eben Moglen, SFLC's founder and Executive Director, will speak on 'Software Freedom in the Age of 'Cloud to Mobile': The Next Ten Years.' SFLC Legal Director Mishi Choudhary and her team will discuss current issues in patent law, copyleft compliance, and the ongoing challenge to tax-exempt non-profit organization for FOSS communities.
We will consider technical as well as legal changes-including memristor-based computing, disposable computers, and the economics of cloud architectures-that will have profound effects on FOSS and its legal arrangements in the decade to come. For ten years, SFLC has been the intellectual and professional leader in FOSS legal practice around the world. If you want to know what the next ten years of legal evolution in FOSS are going to be about, join us at a meeting no one will want to have missed.
The conference will take place at Columbia Law School, 435 west 116th Street, Room 103, NYC, on October 31, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. Attendance is free and no registration is required. NYS Bar members who attend will be eligible for free CLE credit via on-site registration. The full conference program will be available here shortly. Please direct any questions or media inquiries to

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, each live non-transitional CLE panel will provide one (1.0) credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only for full attendance of a panel in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney’s sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note that NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent out to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.