CANCELED - Regulatory Challenges to Open Source


A lot of laws and regulations have changed or are coming our way, affecting open source projects whether we like it or not. You may not even be aware of all the things you can run afoul of, until someone comes knocking.

I will present the challenges a project and it's website face and possible ways of dealing with them. Topics covered:

  • DMCA changes - Dec. 2017
  • US-EU and US-Swiss Privacy Shield - 2016 and onward
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Rule) - May 2018
  • European efforts to clamp down on software distribution, effectively killing the likes of Github and Sourceforge if they prevail
  • misc. other stuff
Ballroom H
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00