Karen will give an overview on where things are for GPL compliance around the Linux kernel. She will report on Conservancy's own enforcement activities and give an overview of some of the key developments over the past year, like the Linux Kernel Enforcement Statement. The session will include a significant amount of time for Q&A to discuss licensing questions, the Principles of Community-Oriented GPL enforcement and anything else that seems most relevant on the day.
Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of Conservancy. Karen is known as a cyborg lawyer for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women globally and for people of color who are underrepresented in US tech. She is also pro bono counsel to the FSF and GNOME. Karen is a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award and cohost of the oggcast Free as in Freedom.