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Minutes for Committee C Meeting - March 30, 2006

by fontana last modified 2006-04-05 11:44

Meeting began at 10:30 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time

The following committee members participated in the telephone conference:

Carmen Adams, Wachovia
Philippe Aigrain, Sopinspace
Larry Bortstein, SIA Representative
Karen Copenhaver, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Richard Fontana, Software Freedom Law Center
Jim Harvey, Hunton & Williams LLP
Scott Feier, Fidelity Investments
Rich Friedman, University of Texas
Til Jaeger, Institute for Legal Questions on Free and Open Source Software
Cynthia Longo, Accenture
Kat McCabe, Black Duck Software, Inc.
Laura Majerus, Fenwick & West
Axel Metzger, Harvard University
Mark Radcliffe, DLA Piper
Barbara Reilly, Siemens (and Marian Kraft-Lehner, also from Siemens)
Lori Schiffer (sitting in for Jeff Osterman, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP)
Marnita Robertson, UPS
Wendy Seltzer, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law
Jeff Stern, SIA Representative
John Stumpf, AIG

New members John Stumpf and Kat McCabe were welcomed to the committee. Committee members were encouraged to nominate additional committee members that would increase the number of non-US participants in the committee process.

Richard Fontana reviewed the timeline for release of a second draft of GPL 3 in the middle of June, 2005, and a third draft in the fall. He encouraged the committee to submit an initial set of comments in writing by early May in order to have them considered for the June draft.

The chair of each of the following subcommittees gave a preliminary report on the work performed to date: Definitions (Jim Harvey), Patent Licenses (Rick Friedman), Anti-DRM (Philippe Aigrain), License Compatibility (Scott Feier), and Internationalization (Til Jaeger).


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