since legal issues seem to be a big theme this coming catchup, here's
a link to an Aussie firm that specialises in open source law, and
several free publications they've put online that others may find
worth a look too: http://www.opensourcelaw.biz/publications/
Note they cover some issues from an explicitly 'Free Software'
perspective as well as open source.
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:08 PM, Ben Sturmfels <b...@stumbles.id.au> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Just a reminder that our monthly free software discussion group is on
> next Thursday 16 December, 6:30pm at the State Library of Victoria. Meet
> in the foyer a little before 6:30pm.
> For those that haven't been before, we essentially get together and chat
> about a few (ideally pre-arranged) topics around free software. It's
> mostly non-technical and no experience is required.
> Proposed discussion topics:
> 1. Alex Fraser's summary of the New Zealand campaign against software
> patents from his meeting with Don Christie.
> 2. How does the ACTA agreement (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)
> affects use of free software? My (Ben's) understanding is that it may
> prohibit defeating any "digital handcuffs" even for legitimate use - eg.
> playing a DVD you own.
> Look forward to seeing you there,
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