Summaries of panels and presentations at the 3nd international GPLv3 conference; 22nd & 23rd June 2006

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The following are brief summaries made after the third international GPLv3 conference, organised by FSFE in Barcelona. The entire conference was recorded and links to the audio and video are provided below next to each summary.

The videos are in Ogg Theora format, the audio files are in Ogg Vorbis format, and these can be downloaded with BitTorrent.

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FSFE would like to thank all those who participated in the panels. With participants from four continents, containing programmers, lawyers, organisations, and representatives from each of the four GPLv3 discussion committees, these panels provide quite a whole picture of what's happening this year.

These panel contributions and presentations were made in English, with the exception of the contributions of Pablo Machón which were made in Spanish.

Sections on this page

Georg Greve: opening introduction

Points covered by Georg Greve:

Richard Stallman: Overview of GPL v3 Changes

A complete transcript of Stallman's talk and Q&A has been made.

Ciarán O'Riordan: The public consultation process

O'Riordan explained, with screenshots, how people can use the website to view the existing comments and how people can make their own comments.

Eben Moglen: The wording of the changes

A complete transcript of Moglen's talk and Q&A has been made.

Panel: Current projects of FSFE

[00:00 - 15:00 ]Topics discussed by Carlo Piana about the EU anti-trust case against Microsoft:

[15:00 - 22:40] Topics discussed by Pablo Machón O'Riordan software patents and other legislative issues in Brussels:

[22:40 - 31:30] Topics discussed by Ciarán O'Riordan software patents and other legislative issues in Brussels:

[31:30 - 45:10] Topics discussed by Stefano Maffulli about The Fellowship:

Panel: Awareness and adoption of GPLv3

Pablo Machón: GPLv3 and the European software patent struggle

Panel: The Discussion Committees

Panel: Enforcing the GPL, thwarting DRM

Stefano Maffulli: Closing presentation

Maffulli closed the event mentioning the 4th international GPLv3 conference, which will take place in Bangalore, India, on August 23rd and 24th. He encouraged people to participate in the process and to help bring awareness into to groups and forums outside of our easy reach.