Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Karen Sandler

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The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

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
Legal Organizer's Panel Saturday UA2.220 (Guillissen) Legal and Policy Issues 17:30 18:20
AMENDMENT Open Source Won, but Software Freedom Hasn't Yet
A Guide & Commiseration Session for FOSS activists
Sunday Janson Freedom 14:00 14:50