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Events in New York between January 20-23, 2004

The Free Software Foundation will host a number of events in New York between January 20 - 23, 2004. These include:

A lunch series, “SCO Without Fear”, with Professor Eben Moglen, Board Member and General Counsel to FSF. Prof. Moglen will discuss the SCO Group vs IBM lawsuit and the implication of the lawsuit and of SCO's attacks on the GNU General Public License on the development and use of Free Software. The two day lunchtime series, on January 20 and 21, will be at Columbia University in New York from 12:30 - 2 pm.

On January 20 and 21, the FSF will offer two day-long seminars on Free Software Licensing and the GNU GPL at Columbia Law School. “Detailed Study and Analysis of GPL and LGPL”, the seminar on January 20, will give a section-by-section explanation of the most popular Free Software copyright license, the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). On January 21, FSF will offer “GPL Compliance Case Studies and Legal Ethics in Free Software Licensing”. Also a day-long seminar, which will present the details of a few different GPL compliance cases handled by FSF's GPL Compliance Laboratory.

On Thursday, January 22 from 6 to 9 pm, FSF will host an Associate Member reception at the office of Ada Core Technologies located at 104 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, phone +1-212-620-7300. The Associate Member reception is an informal gathering at which members meet FSF staff and board to hear about FSF's latest projects and to ask questions and share ideas. A buffet dinner will be served. The event it free for members and two of their guests.

To RSVP or for more information about any of the events listed above, please contact John at <johns@fsf.org> or by phone at +1-617-542-5942 ext. 12 or Ravi at <ravi@fsf.org> or by phone at +1-617-620-9640.

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