FOSS Law Review Seeks Contributions

December 10, 2009

A new open-access legal review centred around Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is looking for contributions from legal professionals and technical experts working in the sector. Launched in July 2009, the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (  is the first publication to respond to the increasing marketplace salience of FOSS by focusing specifically on the technical-legal issues surrounding it. 

The journal accepts a variety of submission formats ranging from full-length peer-reviewed legal research and analysis to technology outlook columns. According to its web site, topics covered include ‘copyright, licence implementation, licence interpretation, software patents, open standards, case law and statutory changes’. The publication is run by an independent Editorial Committee. 

Interested parties can read the full Call for Papers here and can get in touch with the publication’s editorial support staff at