The General Direction of FLOW

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to situate the conceptual and operational scope of discussion about Free/Libre/Open Works in relation to other fields of concern, using terminology that makes sense across multiple professions and disciplines. The broad schema provided here will help participants to communicate more effectively with others, including their legal counsel, their entry-level staff, their senior executives, and their management peers in partner organizations.



FLOW: Free/Libre/Open Works ≡ (Good Values) + (Good Value)

How to Make it Easier for Corporate Legal Counsel to Help You

About the Role of Non-Lawyers

About the Role of Lawyers

About the Types of Law

Decision-Making Under Uncertainty at the Intersection between "Source Code" and "Civil Code"

Audio Files

Audio File (pending): Listen to a Discussion with the Co-Editors of Groklaw on the Surreal World of Copyright & Patent Litigation

  • Mark Webbink Co-Editor of Groklaw since 2011, and Board Member of the Software Freedom Law Center, works as Executive Director of the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School, where he also oversees the Peer To Patent project run with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law he teaches patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret licensing. He was the first General Counsel at Red Hat from from 2000 to 2004, as well as Senior Vice President, and from 2004 to August 2007 Deputy General Counsel, retiring from Red Hat in 2007. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1994.

Audio File (pending): Listen to a Discussion with an Invited Authority on the Composite International Legal Environment Governing Copyrights, Patents and Contracts (Part 1)

  • "Eben Moglen": is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law School. He has represented many of the world's leading free software developers, and co-authored the GNU series of licenses. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes calls his “long, dark period” in New Haven. After law school he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District Court in New York City and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Supreme Court. Recently he started the FreedomBox Foundation.

Audio File (pending): Listen to a Discussion with an Invited Authority on Intellectual Rights Compliance Management and Risk Identification

  • Janet Campbell, Director, Intellectual Property, Secretary and Legal Counsel, Eclipse Foundation. Janet is responsible for the review of intellectual property proposed for inclusion in Eclipse open source projects.  This review includes examining both the provenance of the intellectual property and license compatibility. She is author of the Eclipse Legal Process and maintains the document on an ongoing basis. She is also co-author of the Eclipse Guide to Legal Documents, which has benefitted from the work of several contributors over the years. In this session, Janet will discuss how the Eclipse Foundation manages contributions of source code to Eclipse projects and undertakes due diligence to reduce and mitigate risks due to parties involved in re-use or re-distribution.
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