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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 Counsel at Red Hat.
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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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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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* [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.
  
 
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.
 
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.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
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*'''Twitter''': [https://twitter.com/richardfontana richardfontana]
 
*'''Twitter''': [https://twitter.com/richardfontana richardfontana]
 
*'''Google+''': [https://plus.google.com/u/0/108734078357082390655 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108734078357082390655]
 
*'''Google+''': [https://plus.google.com/u/0/108734078357082390655 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108734078357082390655]
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*'''LinkedIn''': [http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardfontana http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardfontana]
  
 
== Some Other People Named Richard Fontana ==
 
== Some Other People Named Richard Fontana ==
  
I am not (nor do I know or am I related to) a Yonkers [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/ solo] [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/profile.htm practitioner] [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/practice.htm specializing] to some degree in [http://www.richardfontanaesq.com/ PI law], nor am I a Monterey [http://www.nilhremprod.com/ web designer].
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I am not (nor do I know or am I related to): a [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/directions.htm Yonkers] [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/ solo] [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/profile.htm practitioner] [http://www.richardfontanalaw.com/practice.htm specializing] to some degree in [http://www.richardfontanaesq.com/ PI] [http://www.richardfontanaesq.com/Attorneys/ law], or a Monterey [http://www.nilhremprod.com/ web designer].

Revision as of 23:52, 29 July 2012

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.

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:

Upcoming talks:

Some articles and essays I've written:

There's an old (2008) news article about Rob Tiller and me joining Red Hat.

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.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2008, I worked as Counsel at the 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.

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.