Subject: Announcement: FSL-discuss list created
From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 12:04:29 -0800
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 12:04:29 -0800
As a followup to a free software law summit hosted by Bruce Perens
of HP September, 2001, a mailing list to address issues of free  
software legal issues has been created, fsl-discuss@lists.alt.org.

This list satisfies an unmet need within the free software
community.  While there are discussions oriented toward specific
legal issues such as the OSI's license-discuss submissions review
list, Free-Sklyarov list and DVD-discuss, and there are general  
discussions for free software and free software business, there is
no discussion that focusses on general legal aspects of free
software.

So we've created fsl-discuss.

The list charter is:  Legal issues concerning free software.

This includes: licensing (in a general sense, specific issues of, say,
OSI certification should be directed to the OSI license-discuss
list), patent, trademark, legislation, standards, international
treaties, and other aspects of law.  The list is intended for  
general discussion.

For further information, to subscribe, or to view archives, see:
							       
    http://lists.alt.org/mailman/listinfo/fsl-discuss          


List moderator and hosts are Karsten M. Self and Drew Streib.

Karsten is a long-time active member of the free software and
GNU/Linux communities, who's been involved in numerous discussions,
panels, publications, and presentations of legal issues.           

Drew is a cofounder of SourceForge.net, a member of the Free
Standards Group (http://www.freestandards.org/), Linux
International, and other organizations and activities.

Thanks to Drew for providing hosting services for FSL-Discuss.

Thank you.

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