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The 3rd International GPLv3 Conference:
Barcelona, June 22nd & 23rd 2006

See our GPLv3 project page for information on how to participate, and for our list of GPLv3 transcripts.

On this page:

Conference report

The conference is now over. It was a great success, and we are pleased to say that the whole thing was recorded and the materials are now online.

Highlights of the first day were the opening by Georg Greve, and the lengthy presentations and Q-&-A sessions with Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen.

Of the three GPLv3 panels on day two, one contained representatives from each of the four committees who took questions about the role of the committees in the process. Another panel featured experts on DRM and GPL enforcement, and another discussed awareness of the GPLv3 process and adoption of the licence.

Pablo Machón gave a presentation about the status of the software patents battle in Europe. Ciarán O'Riordan gave a short presentation on the details of the public consultation process. Carlo Piana and Stefano Maffulli joined Pablo and Ciarán for a panel on the current projects of FSFE.

FSFE would like to thank the partipants below and also Raquel Xalabarder Plantada of the Open University Catalunya, for providing the CCCB venue, and Sean Daly, a Fellow of FSFE who recorded the whole conference on video and created the audio and video files below.

Video, audio, transcripts, and summaries

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

We encourage you to redistribute these materials. The licence, embedded in each file, is:
"Verbatim copying and distribution of this recording or any portion thereof is permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this notice, and the copyright notice, are preserved."

June 22nd: presentations

Georg Greve: opening introduction

Richard Stallman: Overview of GPL v3 Changes

Ciarán O'Riordan: The public consultation process

Eben Moglen: The wording of the changes

June 23rd: panels

Panel: Current projects of FSFE

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