SCL Webinar: "Free Software Unfettered" In conversation with Neil McGovern

Matthew Lavy, SCL Trustee and Barrister, 4 Pump Court 
Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation,

Matthew Lavy, SCL Trustee and Barrister at 4 Pump Court will invite Neil McGovern, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, to chat about keeping free software free in a world of software patents and Non-Practising Entities in the wake of Rothschild v GNOME Foundation.


  • What software patents mean for FOSS
  • The Rothschild v GNOME litigation and settlement
  • IP rights as a positive tool for FOSS
  • Copyleft vs permissive licensing

Neil McGovern is Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, a non-profit organization that furthers the goals of the GNOME Project, helping it to create a free software computing platform for the general public that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use. Neil was the Debian Project Leader from 2014-15. He has been on the Boards of numerous organizations, including Software in the Public Interest, Inc., and the Open Rights Group.

Matthew Lavy is a commercial barrister with particular interest in and focus on disputes involving technology. He practises at 4 Pump Court and is an SCL Trustee.

Published: 2020-06-29T11:11:00

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