[UKUUG-Announce] Evening talk: "Update of the constitution: introduction to GPLv3"

Ray Miller ray.miller at ukuug.org
Wed May 24 17:22:32 BST 2006


UKUUG is pleased to announce a free evening talk, "Update of the
constitution: introduction to GPLv3," presented by Georg Greve, founder
and President of FSF Europe.

When: Monday 29th May 2006, 18:30 for a 19:00 start

Where: Cockcroft Theatre
           The Manchester Conference Centre
       Weston Building
       Sackville Street
       Manchester
       M1 3BB

Please feel free to extend this invitation to any colleagues or friends
you think might like to attend.  The talk is open to all and there's no
need to preregister.

Abstract:

The GNU General Public License (GPL) invented the concept of Copyleft
and is the most popular Free Software license today. After many highly
successful years for version 2, the GPL is currently being overhauled to
meet the needs of the next decade.

The presentation will give an introduction to version 3, the changes
made, their reasoning and how to participate in the process to make sure
GPLv3 will be the best GPL we can collectively create.

About the speaker:

In early 2001 Georg Greve initiated the founding of the Free Software
Foundation Europe (FSFE, FSF Europe), the construction and coordination
of which has kept him busy on European and global level in past years.

Within these activities between technology, politics, society, and
economy, Georg Greve was for instance invited as an expert to the
"Commission on Intellectual Property Rights" of the UK government and
participated in the first phase of the United Nations (UN) World Summit
on the Information Society (WSIS) on behalf of the German coordination
circle of Civil Society within the German governmental delegation. 

About UKUUG:

UKUUG - the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group - is a non-profit
organization and technical forum for the advocacy of open systems,
particularly Unix and Unix-like operating systems, the promotion of free
and open-source software, and the advancement of open programming
standards and networking protocols. 

Please contact <ukuug at ukuug.org> if you have any questions about this
event.

________________________________________________________________________
-- 
Ray Miller, UKUUG - the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group
http://www.ukuug.org/
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