Workshop: Free software & legislation: How we win

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Join us for a workshop with Senior Policy Advisor at OFE, Ciarán O’Riordan on how we can influence legislation in favor of software freedom.

This is a virtual workshop, which will be held on Galène. The link will be shared upon registration.


Public policy work can't be done in the way we develop software. Not everything can be done transparently, and forks often don't work. This workshop on "How We Win" is not about how we will win, but rather, "here's what we did right, those times that we won". Participants will work on interaction and brainstorming on real questions that have come up. We'll explore the idea of solving the problem at hand, but also trying to get a good outcome for all the meta problems so that the group and the ecosystem as a whole is also in a good position to work on the following phase or the next legislative project.

Ciarán O’Riordan's biography

Senior Policy Advisor at OFE, Ciarán O’Riordan has been working in Brussels since 2004 with a focus on EU policy and free software. His work in the sector includes copyright and patent policy in the EU, patent policy in the US, and community engagement for the drafting of version 3 of the GNU General Public License. He also brings policy experience from the automotive sector, GDPR, and corporate finance. He studied law at UCLouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles. A user of GNU/Linux since 1998, Ciarán worked as a software developer in Dublin before his move to Brussels.

July 1st, 2024 12:00 PM through  1:30 PM
online (link will be shared upon registration)
United States
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