Thursday, February 03, 2005

Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) founded on Feb. 1

On Feb. 1, the Software Freedom Law Center was founded to provide legal representation and other law related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). SFLC states,
The FOSS production ecosystem, once dominated by a few small not-for-profit
entities and individual contributors, now includes a global array of individuals, not-for-profit entities, and commercial developers and redistributors. In this mixed-model organizational environment, all FOSS developers must have an environment where liability and other legal issues do not impede their important public service work.

By the way, one of SFLC's directors is Lawrence Lessig who is a professor, lawyer and author, and on several influencial boards.

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