NewsForge: Moglen Plans "General Counsel's Office for the Entire Movement"
Feb 18, 2005, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
"Earlier this month, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC)
announced its existence. General coverage of the event stressed the
Center's board of directors--virtually a Who's Who of the legal
experts on free and open source software (FOSS)--its initial
funding, and the increasing legal threats that loom behind its
creation. Yet behind the facts of the news release is a larger
"In helping to create the organization, Center director Eben
Moglen, the framer of the GNU General Public License, is not just
looking for a way to defend the FOSS communities against legal
threats. Yet he is also looking beyond this potential need. By
2010, he hopes to see the SFLC become the center of a web of
associations that will link FOSS projects, tech-savvy lawyers, and
corporations, to everyone's mutual benefit..."