First Annual International Copyleft Conference

February 4, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium

This will be the very first annual International Copyleft Conference. Participants from throughout the copyleft world — developers, strategists, enforcement organizations, scholars and critics — will be welcomed for an in-depth, high bandwidth, and expert-level discussion about the day-to-day details of using copyleft licensing, obstacles facing copyleft and the future of copyleft as a strategy to advance and defend software freedom for users and developers around the world.

Who’s organizing this? Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. Conservancy is also the only organization currently working on enforcement of the GPL, the world’s most popular copyleft license.

This event will provide a friendly and safe place for discussion of all aspects of copyleft, including as a key strategy for defending software freedom! Your sponsorship will help make this a sustainable annual event, that can welcome students and scholars at a minimal cost. Any questions about financial, coffee break or in-kind sponsorship options should be directed to copyleftconf@sfconservancy.org.

Registration is now open. Professional tickets are $100, and student/unemployed/underemployed tickets are available for $15.