Donald Robertson


Donald Robertson

Free Software Foundation


Donald Robertson, III, J.D. is the Copyright and Licensing Associate for the Free Software Foundation. He has worked for the FSF for over five years in the FSF’s Licensing & Compliance Lab, and has been involved in free software for over a decade.

Other Talks:

  1. From Creation to Compliance: A Free Software Legal Primer at Linuxfest Northwest 2014
  2. Seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics 2014
  3. Software License Compliance Audits: Establishing Audit Protocol in the Agreement and in Practice at ACI:Software Agreements – Cloud, SaaS, Open Source & Licensing 2013
  4. Licensing & compliance: a collective effort at Libreplanet 2013

Proposals for this user

* Free Software Foundation: Volunteer Empire

People are often surprised to find out that the Free Software Foundation only has around 10 employees. Our outreach and activities would not be possible without the thousands of volunteers who make our work possible. Managing the multitude of individual volunteers and volunteer projects has its own difficulties, but also incredible rewards. Tailoring structure, communication, and instructional materials for each type of volunteer and project is key for keeping a well run volunteer empire. We will explore this tailoring through the lens of some of the largest and smallest volunteer projects that the Free Software Foundation facilitates.
Culture 2014-04-04 18:34:56 +0000
Donald Robertson