This must have been announced previously (?) but this press release was recently emailed to us…

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), will host a Legal Summit for Software Freedom on Friday, October 12, at Columbia Law School.

“We intend to bring together leading attorneys in the Software Freedom community to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern,” said Eben Moglen, Executive Director of SFLC and Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School.

WHAT: Legal Summit for Software Freedom
WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2007, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST
WHERE: Columbia Law School, William and June Warren Hall, Room 107, 1125 Amsterdam Ave., between 115th and 116th Streets, Manhattan, New York. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.

SPEAKERS: Eben Moglen , Dan Ravicher, Richard Fontana, Matt Norwood, Karen Sandler and James Vasile, each of whom are attorneys at SFLC. Topics include licensing, copyrights and patents, and corporate issues related to Software Freedom. Continuing Legal Education credit for New York is available to those who pre-register.

The Summit is free, but pre-registration is requested. More information, including how to register, is available at http://www.softwarefreedom.org/summit/ .

If you’re in the NY area and attend, drop us a line with your comments. Eben is an amazing public speaker (even though I sometimes disagree with some of his views).