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Karen M. Sandler

Karen M. Sandler

Software Freedom Conservancy
Executive Director
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of Conservancy. Karen is known as a cyborg lawyer for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation.

Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center.

Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program to support women globally and for people of color who are underrepresented in US tech. She is also pro bono counsel to the FSF and GNOME. Karen is a recipient of the Free Software Foundation's Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the O’Reilly Open Source Award.

Karen received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2000, where she was a James Kent Scholar and co-founder of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. Karen received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from The Cooper Union.

Karen M. Sandler is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Legal Ethics for Free Software (March 24, 2014) - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Hot Topics: Critical Issues and Important FOSS Litigation in the US and Europe - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hot Topics: Critical Issues and Important FOSS Litigation in the US and Europe - Hot Topics: Critical Issues and Important FOSS Litigation in the US and Europe, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot Topics: Critical Issues and Important FOSS Litigation in the US and Europe - Hot Topics: Critical Issues and Important FOSS Litigation in the US and Europe, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Columbus, OH
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Boston, MA
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