Oct 1 – 7, 2022
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Europe/Madrid timezone

May REUSE be with you!

Oct 1, 2022, 5:55 PM
Room 1

Room 1

Talk (40 min) Taking Care


Lina Ceballos (FSFE)


If you want to grant users the freedom to use, study, share and improve your software, you have to grant those freedoms in the software licence. To encourage people to develop Free Software, we help developers to understand and apply Free Software licences. Since 2017, REUSE contributes to this goal. Any project that follows the initiative's recommendations makes copyright and licensing information readable for both humans and machines. In this way, we want to ensure that individuals, organisations, and companies that are reusing code are aware of the licence terms chosen by the original author.

REUSE does not "reinvent the wheel". On the contrary, it integrates seamlessly into development processes and other best practices when indicating Free Software licences. In addition, there are tools and documentation to help you get started. During this talk we will take a closer look at these tools and documentation, with the bonus of seeing a live demonstration of how to make a project compliant with the REUSE specifications.

Description This talk is helpful for anyone using or developing Free Software, no technical knowledge is required, nor do you need to be a software developer. Understanding the license and copyrigh info of Free Software projects we use/develop concerns us all . If you are a developer, this talk will most likely change the way you indicate this legal information in your project ;) So, may REUSE be with you!
A short bio Lina has studied Law, and holds a Master's degree in Political Science. She is now part of FSFE's legal and policy team. She has gained experience in advocating for digital rights among decision-makers and public administrations. Lina has experience in legal issues and licence compliance as well as in monitoring legislative processes at the European level. She contributes to the Public Money? Public Code! initiative and the REUSE project.

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Lina Ceballos (FSFE)

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