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FLICC is pleased to cosponsor…

Open Source Software and Copyright: Legal and Business Considerations for Government Use

A Workshop Sponsored by CENDI, the Law Library of Congress and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee

Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room (6th Floor)

Washington, DC

Monday, July 26, 2010 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CENDI, the Law Library of Congress and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) are joining together to hold a workshop on Open Source Software (OSS) in the Federal government environment. It will be hosted by FLICC at the Library of Congress. Federal agencies are increasingly supporting the use and acquisition of open source software as an alternative to proprietary software in their information technology programs. The workshop will focus on legal, business and copyright issues related to the development and use of such software. Speakers will include legal experts and operations level practitioners who are dealing with these issues on a daily basis. Topics to be addressed include the development of OSS, policy and business models, the distribution and use within the government, and issues that should be addressed by agencies as they move into this new, collaborative development environment.

This workshop will be of interest to IT managers, policy makers, legal and general counsel staff, procurement officials and government contractors and others interested in open source development policy.

The workshop is based on the latest product of the CENDI Copyright Group, “Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Computer Software: Issues Affecting the U.S. Government with Special Emphasis on Open Source Software,” which was released in November 2009. This follows on CENDI’s very popular “Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright.

For more information or to register, visit the CENDI conference site at  (FLICC cannot accept registrations for this event.)

Registration Fee: $50 Payable via government credit card, Paypal, or FEDLINK FT Account.

In the event of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee is possible if requested up to two weeks before the event. Cancellations after July 12 will not result in a refund; however, substitutions or transfer of your registration to another individual is possible up to the morning of the event.