Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Karen Sandler

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Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Karen is known as a cyborg lawyer for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women globally and for people of color who are underrepresented in US tech. Karen received the FSF’s Award for the Advancement of Free Software and is a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?
Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software
Saturday Janson Keynotes 10:00 10:50
How should lawyers behave? Legal "Ethics" and Free Software Saturday UA2.220 (Guillissen) Legal and Policy Issues 13:30 14:20
Organizer's Panel -- Now and Forever Saturday UA2.220 (Guillissen) Legal and Policy Issues 18:00 18:50