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Richard Fontana

Richard Fontana
Counsel, Red Hat

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Richard Fontana is open source counsel at Red Hat, the world’s largest provider of open source-based enterprise software solutions. He focuses particularly on legal issues arising out of the software development process. Richard is also a board director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). He has been an active and influential public speaker on matters at the intersection of open source, law and policy.

Sessions

Business
F151
Moderated by:
Danese Cooper (PayPal)
Panelists:
Brian Behlendorf (Mithril Capital Management LLC), Richard Fontana (Red Hat), Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Open Source licenses are mostly grounded in US Copyright Law, which requires 51% representation to claim standing in any copyright-related action (including defense against infringement claims as well as re-licensing). Yet, they are also a barrier to participation, since you often must have one in place before you make a substantial (or in some cases any) contribution. Read more.