Software Freedom Law Center

2 Feb ’05

A lot has been written in the short time since the Software Freedom Law Center was first announced – for obvious reasons – yet another smart development in the movement to change the way we view intellectual property rights and their role in a digital world.  Free and Open Source, Creative Commons, EFF, ChillingEffects.org – all ideas that would have been unthinkable not that long ago.  Money quote:

The OSDL (Open Source Development
Labs) has raised $4 million to seed a non-profit, independent legal
center that will provide free services to eligible open source
developers and projects. The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) will
offer asset stewardship, licensing, license defense and litigation
support, legal support, and lawyer training.

Their inaugural press release is here.

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