Karl Fogel

Karl Fogel
Partner, Open Tech Strategies, LLC

Web site | @kfogel

Karl Fogel is an open source developer, author, and copyright reform activist. After working on CVS and writing “Open Source Development With CVS” (Coriolis, 1999, cvsbook.com), he went to CollabNet, Inc as a founding developer in the Subversion project. Based on his experiences there, he wrote “Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project” (O’Reilly, 2005, producingoss.com). After a brief stint as an Open Source Specialist at Google, he left to found the non-profit QuestionCopyright.org. He now works at Canonical, Ltd on the Launchpad collaboration platform and continues to run QuestionCopyright.org. He writes and speaks regularly on copyright reform and on the application of open source principles to areas outside software.

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Location: D138
Tags: copyright, arts
Karl Fogel (Open Tech Strategies, LLC)
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In 2009, QuestionCopyright.org helped filmmaker Nina Paley release her award-winning feature film "Sita Sings the Blues" under a free license & an open source economic model. The film is now an audience hit, and the free license has resulted in more money for Paley than any traditional distributor could offer. This talk is an in-depth look at how open source is not just for software anymore. Read more.
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