[FSFE PR][EN] Workshop on translation/adaptation to French of the GNU GPL during the Libre Software Meeting

Frederic Couchet FredericCouchet at fsfeurope.org
Wed Jun 20 13:35:41 CEST 2001

            Workshop on translation/adaptation to French of the GNU
            GPL during the Libre Software Meeting
                        FSF Europe - Chapter France
                    Press release, for immediate release

     Paris, France - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - A workshop is going to
     happen during the [14]Libre Software Meeting (Bordeaux, France -
     from July 4 to July 8, 2001) as part of the theme [15]""Law,
     Economy, Politics and Free Software", which will permit every
     people involved with the translation/adaptation effort of [16]GNU
     GPL to French to meet and discuss together.
     More than two months after its creation, the [17]FSFE France (along
     with its associated organizations) has been working to initiate the
     fundamental activities which will permit to reach the common
     objectives of the FSF and the FSF Europe --- to provide Free
     Software to anybody for any use and to [18]protect the existence of
     Free Software whenever it faces a threat.
     In the frame of the licenses, protecting the GNU GPL is only a
     matter of using good language and legal formulations. There is no
     need to revise nor modify the concepts or the basis of the
     licenses. The translation/adaptation effort [19]has already begun
     in France.
     For the LSM, the FSFE France is pleased to announce that, as part
     of the theme "Law, Economy, Politics and Free Software", two work
     sessions will take place on [20]Friday, July 6, 2001 about the
     translation/adaptation of the GNU GPL to the French legal system
     with the attending of Professor [21]Eben Moglen (Professor of Law
     and Legal History at Columbia Law School, general attorney of the
     FSF and co-author of the GNU GPL), of Mélanie Clément-Fontaine (Phd
     student in Intellectual Property Rights, author of a [22]study of
     the GNU GPL and responsible for the adaptation project for the FSFE
     France), of Dan Ravicher (attorney involved with the legal aspects
     of Free Software, see [23]interview on Slashdot), and of members of
     the CNRS.


     * The GNU GPL: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

     * Libre Software Meeting: http://lsm.abul.org

     * Theme "Law, Economy, Politics and Free Software":

     * Protecting the existence of Free Software:

     * The translation/adaptation effort of the GNU GPL to the French
       legal system: http://france.fsfeurope.org/gpl/

     * Professor Eben Moglen's website:

     * Legal study of the GNU GPL: http://www.crao.net/gpl

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About the FSF Europe - Chapter France (FSFE France)

     The FSF Europe - Chapter France is the French chapter of the Free
     Software Foundation Europe, a sister organization of the Free
     Software Foundation that was created in 1985 by Richard M. Stallman
     in the United States.
     The main goal of the FSF Europe is to manage the different Free
     Software initiatives around Europe, to provide a center of
     competence about Free Software for politicians and journalists, and
     to provide an infrastructure for the Free Software projects and for
     the GNU Project in particular.
     More informations related to the FSF Europe can be found at:
     More informations regarding the FSF Europe - Chapter France can be
     found at : http://france.fsfeurope.org. You can contact us by
     mail at contact at france.fsfeurope.org
     Media Contact :

     Europe :  Georg C. F. Greve <greve at gnu.org>, Phone : +49-40-23809080
     France : Frédéric Couchet <FredericCouchet at fsfeurope.org>, 
	      Phone : +33 6 60 68 89 31

     Further press contact information is available at



  14. http://lsm.abul.org/
  15. http://lsm.abul.org/program/topic16/topic16.php3
  16. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
  17. http://france.fsfeurope.org/
  18. http://www.fsfeurope.org/law/law.en.html
  19. http://france.fsfeurope.org/gpl/gpl.en.html
  20. http://lsm.abul.org/program/topic16/topic16.php3
  21. http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/
  22. http://www.crao.net/gpl
  23. http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/06/05/122240&mode=thread

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