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== Richard Fontana ==
 
== Richard Fontana ==
  
My name is Richard Fontana. Currently I am something of a leech as far as contributing to the Fedora Project is concerned, but I do help out in the course of performing my day job as Open Source Licensing and Patent Counsel at Red Hat.
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My name is Richard Fontana. My contributions to the Fedora Project are mostly related to my day job in Red Hat's legal department.  
  
I am very interested in issues relating to open source and free software law and policy and have given a number of talks on such subject matter, including:
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I was a Red Hat Linux user for many years, beginning sometime in 1997. I began using Fedora shortly after I started working at Red Hat in early 2008. I've used Fedora extensively since then for ordinary laptop/desktop use.
* [http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/speaker/46421 Contributor Agreements Considered Harmful] ([http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/profile/46421 OSCON 2011])
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* [https://archive.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/speaker/richard_fontana.html The Decline of the GPL, and What to Do About It] (FOSDEM 2012)
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* [https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit/fontana The Decline of the GPL, and What to Do About It] (LF Collab Summit 2012 (Free as in Freedom oggcast [http://faif.us/cast/2012/may/22/0x29/ recording]
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* [http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/speakers/richard-fontana.html Improving the Open Source Legal System]
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Upcoming talks:
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* [http://lcna2012.sched.org/speaker/richardfontana#.UBBnQDtxFFc The Tragedy of the Commons Gatekeepers] (LinuxCon NA 2012)
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Some articles and essays I've written:
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* [http://opensource.com/law/12/1/the-new-mpl The new MPL (opensource.com)]
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* [http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2010012701635OSRH The free software way]
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There's an old (2008) [http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3732306/Red+Hat+Expands+Legal+Firepower.htm news article] about Rob Tiller and me joining Red Hat.
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I was a Red Hat Linux user for many years, beginning sometime in 1997. I didn't really begin using Fedora until I started working at Red Hat in early 2008. I've used Fedora nearly exclusively since then for laptop/desktop use.
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Prior to joining Red Hat in 2008, I worked as Counsel at the [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/about/team/ Software Freedom Law Center], where I worked on various legal matters for nonprofit free software and open source projects and organizations, the best known of which was my work on GPLv3 for the FSF.
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== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==

Revision as of 01:39, 23 June 2013

Richard Fontana

My name is Richard Fontana. My contributions to the Fedora Project are mostly related to my day job in Red Hat's legal department.

I was a Red Hat Linux user for many years, beginning sometime in 1997. I began using Fedora shortly after I started working at Red Hat in early 2008. I've used Fedora extensively since then for ordinary laptop/desktop use.

Contact

Some Other People Named Richard Fontana

I am not (nor do I know or am I related to): a Yonkers solo practitioner specializing to some degree in PI law, or a Monterey web designer.