[Fsf-press] Fourth International Conference

Mon Jul 24 08:18:15 IST 2006

Bangalore to Host the Fourth International Conference
on GPLv3

India will host the Fourth International GPLv3
Conference in Bangalore,
this August 23-24, 2006. A part of the world-wide
drive to create awareness
about the upcoming version three of the GNU General
Public License (GPLv3),
the two-day conference is expected to draw delegates
from across the
communities - legal, bureaucrat and academia. While
the first day will see
Richard M Stallman and Eben Moglen, the original
architects of the GPLv3
license, communicating latest updates on the GPLv3
final draft, the second
day holds panel discussions on localisation, awareness
and adoption of
GPLv3 and threat of Digital Restrictions Management

The event to be held at the Indian Institute of
Management - Bangalore
is a sequence to the Third International GPLv3
Conference that took place
in Barcelona, Spain. Similar events have already been
held in the USA and
Brazil. The international GPLv3 conferences are part
of a year-long public
consultation process to update the GNU General Public
License (GPL).

The version 3 of the GPL, essentially, takes into
account changes in terms
of legal and technical environment, in which software
licenses operate, and
the need to increase protection against new threats
such as software
patents and Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). The
worldwide awareness
drive for GPLv3, is to ensure that, all users of
software distributed under
its terms, have the freedom to examine, share, and
modify that software.

For registration kindly visit GPLv3 conference website

For Details, kindly contact:

Arun M (FSF-I) arun at gnu.org.in

Prof Rahul De' (IIM-B) rahul at iimb.ernet.in

Abhas Abhinav (FSUG-Bangalore) abhas at deeproot.co.in

Venue: IIM-B

Date: 23, 24 August, 2006

Contact numbers:

Abhas Abhinav (FSUG-Bangalore) #080-41124785


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