Software Freedom Law Center

Software Freedom Law Center

Software Freedom Law Center

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) is an organization that provides pro bono legal representation and related services to not-for-profit developers of free software/open source software. It was launched in February 2005 with Eben Moglen as Chairman. Initial funding of US$4 million was pledged by Open Source Development Labs. <!-- as of August 2005 -->

A news article stated:<blockquote>Moglen expects &ndash; in fact, plans for &ndash; a large turnover in the staff. After five years, he anticipates 20 to 30 lawyers will have passed through the Center. By the time these alumni move on, Moglen hopes that its members will have the expertise to advise both communities and corporations alike. It will also create a loose association whose members can consult with each other as necessary.

GPL version 3

SFLC represented and advised the Free Software Foundation, one of its principal clients, throughout the process of drafting and public discussion of version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) during 2005-2007. Along with FSF president Richard M. Stallman, SFLC director Eben Moglen and then-SFLC counsel Richard Fontana were principal authors of GPLv3, LGPLv3, and the GNU Affero GPL.Richard Fontana

BusyBox Litigation

During 2007 and 2008, SFLC filed a series of copyright...
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