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Brett Smith - 13 months ago 2019-10-10 17:29:54
brettcsmith@brettcsmith.org
program: CfP page.
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{% extends "page_with_title_and_lede.html" %}
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{% load i18n %}
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{% block head_title %}Call for Proposals{% endblock %}
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{% block heading %}Call for Proposals{% endblock %}
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{% block body_class %}program{% endblock %}
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{% include "static_pages/program/call_for_proposals.md" %}
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Who: Participants who care about copyleft — from developers, strategists, enforcement organizations, lawyers, scholars and critics — will gather for an in-depth, high bandwidth, and expert-level discussion about the day-to-day details of using copyleft licensing, obstacles facing copyleft (and all FOSS licensing) and the future of copyleft as a strategy to advance and defend software freedom for users and developers around the world.
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The event will provide a friendly and safe place for discussion of copyleft as a key strategy for defending
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software freedom. All are welcomed and no invitation or membership to any group is required to attend!
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People of all genders, people of color, and those from groups that are under-indexed in free software are heartily encouraged to submit a proposal.
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**We are looking for 25 minute talks.** The time is short to maximize communication from many parties and inspire later discussion. You can either choose to speak for 20 minutes and allow 5 minutes of Q&A or speak for 25 minutes with no Q&A.
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**We are also looking for discussion leaders to introduce a topic and facilitate a 60 minute discussion.**
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We want people to submit discussions in groups or pairs. We are especailly intersted in topics lead by
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people from different organizations who can bring different perspectives. Discussions will hopefully
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result in actionable ideas or practical solutions around better use and increased adoption of
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copylefted software. Discussion leaders will spend 5-10 minutes introducing their topics, either suggest
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or encourage participants to suggest a format for discussion and then spend 5-10 minutes recapping
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the conversation and recording actionable advice to share after the conversation is over.
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We anticipate that this event will focus on software, but we may consider proposals related to other fields using copyleft.
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Here are some example topics, but any topic that relates to copyleft is welcome:
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* Governance concerns for large copyleft projects
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* Social and/or technical compliance strategies
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* How copyleft fits in with other efforts to build ethical technology
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* Is it possible or desirable to include ethical considerations beyond software freedom into FOSS licenses?
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* Copyleft and enforcement in different jurisdictions
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* Affero GPL and other copyleft considerations in the era of network-based service software
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* Publicly funded copyleft; i.e. municipal, library, public school or government
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* License compatibility, what's new, what's old, and what challenges remain?
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* Copyleft abuse, how should the community respond?
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* The (general) future of copyleft
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## How to get help with your proposal
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Email <proposalhelp@lists.copyleftconf.org>
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Visit #conservancy on freenode.net
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## Dates
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October 10th -- CFP opens!
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October 31st, midnight AOE -- CFP closes.
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Mid-November -- we will contact submitters about acceptances and refusals.
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