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Tuesday, April 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel - GPLv3, Tivoization and Automotive Linux - Richard Fontana, Red Hat; Matthew Garrett, Nebula; Bryant Walker Smith, Stanford University; Greg Olson, Olliance; Karen Sandler, GNOME Foundation (Moderator)

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GPLv3, GPLv2 and the anti-Tivoization clause are major closed-door topics at automotive Linux meetings.  As Linux gains market share in cars and developers enter the field, bringing the debate about owner-modification of potentially lethal consumer products out into light of day will be a service to the wider community.  Carmakers, lawmakers and insurance companies are contemplating autonomous navigation, which can only make the controversy grow more heated. Do hardware trusted platform modules or SecureBoot signing keys offer a possible resolution? Does GPLv3 make sense for cars or is a different license needed? Many appropriate alternate panelists exist.


Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of essential free software projects. She is known for her advocacy for free and open source software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. She was previously... Read More →

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Richard Fontana

Senior Commercial Counsel, Red Hat
Richard Fontana is Senior Commercial Counsel - Products and Technologies at Red Hat. His work focuses significantly on open source legal matters. He is also a board member of the Open Source Initiative. Richard is a frequent public speaker on topics at the intersection of open source... Read More →

Matthew Garrett

Biography coming soon.
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Greg Olson

Greg Olson has over 30 years of software industry experience in engineering, marketing and business development. As a senior executive at Olliance Consulting he created the Open Source Governance Practice and has led Open Source policy and process engagements at Visteon, Ruckus Wireless... Read More →
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Bryant Walker Smith

Bryant Walker Smith is a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, a fellow at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), and a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School who writes, speaks, and teaches on the legal and policy aspects of increasingvehicle... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
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