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"The (Legal) Evolution of Free and Open Source Licensing" by McCoy Smith

This presentation will give a brief and lighthearted summary of the way in which the legal mechanisms have evolved in free and open source licensing over the past 30+ years.  See how these licenses have adapted to various trends or developments in the legal world (copyrights, patents, contracts, etc.), and what that might mean for the future of free and open source licensing.  A brief overview of recent and potential future legal controversies will also be presented.