[Linux-aus] Software Patents Forum
pia at linux.org.au
Wed Oct 20 10:16:01 UTC 2004
Hi all, please see below for an excellent forum Linux Australia are running.
Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
A Centre for the Public Interest in Network Transactions
Open Source Forum
Linux Australia in collaboration with the Open Source Industry
Association (OSIA) and the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy
Centre at UNSW is proud to present the first Open Source Forum, which
will deal with the increasingly important, but often misunderstood,
issue of software patents.
The Open Source Forums will be short and focused seminars on topical
developments in the Open Source field. It is intended that each
seminar will include presentations from invited speakers who will
represent a range of views. The forums will also provide an
opportunity for all Open Source participants to express their views.
The Forums are intended to provide Open Source participants, including
small businesses, with an opportunity to get the benefit of a range of
views from leaders in the relevant fields and to contribute to the
debate on topical developments of relevance to the Open Source
The Forum on Software Patents will be hosted by Baker & McKenzie's
Sydney office on:
Wednesday, 3 November 2004, 12:30pm
Baker & McKenzie
Level 27, AMP Centre
50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000.
The program for the Forum will be:
12:30: Introduction and Welcome
Pia Smith, Linux Australia
12:35: Patents and Open Source Licences
Derek Neve and John MacPhail, Baker & McKenzie
12:50: How The Australian Patent System Works
Bob Kemp, R. E. Kemp & Co Pty Limited
13:00: An Industry Perspective:
Les Bell, Open Source Industry Association
13:10: An Industry Perspective:
Craig Laughton or Greg Keiser, Novell Australia
13:20: An Open Source Patent Experience: Rproxy
Rusty Russell, Linux Australia
13:30: Roundtable discussions
Attendance is free and a light lunch will be provided. We look forward
to your participation.
If you wish to attend, please reply to "rsvp at bakercyberlawcentre.org"
with Subject: "[RSVP] Software forum: patents".
For further details see http://www.bakercyberlawcentre.org/software/patents.htm
We are aiming to run these every 2 months and are open to suggestions
for topics. Please send any suggestions to pia at linux.org.au
President of Linux Australia
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