Our history

Our history

The annual conference is organized by a group of lawyers from various European countries. Each year, we place particular emphasis on various aspects of the use and development of FOSS.

2008: GNU GPLv3 and European Law

The first edition, in 2008 during the event « Paris Capitale du Libre » at Paris was a great success with more than 20 speakers from the USA and Europe.

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2009: « Terminology Open Source » et « Mutual development in the cloud … and other experiences »

The second edition was held on December 9th 2009 in Brussels, hosted by the European Parliament with more than 20 speakers from USA, India, Europe, etc.

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2010: Freeing public sector software

The third edition,a was organized in November 29th 2010 and hosted by the Piemont Region (Italia) with  two days of conference, more than 30 speakers from the whole world (Brazil, USA, Ecuador, India, Europe, etc.).

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2011: FLOSS in Business and Academia

The last edition was in Barcelona, in November 4th 2011, with  speakers from industry, academic and enterprise research and public sectors.

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EOLE 2012: FOSS : standing on the shoulders of law


The 5th edition was in Paris, October 12th and 13th 2012 :

  • A whole day of conferences hosted by the Open Word Forum day for conferences
  • A one-day Legal bar camp by La Cantine

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EOLE 2013: Considering Free & Open Source in Cloud Strategies

For its 6th edition, it was time to analyze the impact of the cloud on free & open source software and its legal consequences, in terms of licensing and compliance. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Bruxelles.

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