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Thursday, October 6 • 18:00 - 18:45
BoF: CA, CLA, CAA, DCO, FLA – OMG! - Matija Šuklje & Catharina Maracke

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CA, CLA, CAA, DCO, FLA – what do they stand for and what are the differences?

The session will discuss the risks and opportunities for various stakeholders, spanning from communities, businesses, and projects to individual developers. It will try to explain what does the exact wording and legal language of a contributor agreement mean for each of them.

In addition, the session will explore existing and future challenges and strive to find a fair balance for relevant stakeholders. It will discuss simplification, automation and tooling opportunities and interact with the audience and participants to find common ground and a fair balance.

As a starting point for further discussion, we will use the “Fiduciary License Agreement” and the standardized contributor agreements as examples.

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Catharina Maracke

Strategic Advisor, MBition
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include intellectual property law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general... Read More →
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Matija Šuklje

IT Lawyer, FOSS licensing expert
Lawyer, geek, GNU/Linux user since 1997. Long-standing active member of various communities in and around FOSS -- including Cyberpipe hackerspace, Linux User Group of Slovenia, Free Software Foundation Europe, Internet Governance Forum Slovenia etc. Years of experience with companies... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 18:45 CEST
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