August 26, 2020

Neil McGovern to Keynote at Open Source Summit Europe

GNOME Foundation Executive Director Neil McGovern will deliver a keynote at Open Source Summit Europe. 

In the talk “Patently Obvious: The Year Open Source Got Sued”, Neil McGovern will discuss the GNOME Foundation’s triumphant legal settlement with Rothschild Patent Imaging, a non-practicing entity. In September 2019, Rothschild Patent Imaging alleged that GNOME was in violation of one of its patents. In May 2020, the case was resolved under the representation of  Shearman and Sterling LLP. You can read more about the resolution online.

Open Source Summit Europe is a conference hosted by the Linux Foundation, traditionally taking place in Europe. This year’s conference will be October 26 – 29, taking place entirely online. Previous years have brought together thousands of attendees from all over the world. 

While Neil McGovern’s session is not yet scheduled, we will update you once it is. If you can’t wait for Open Source Summit Europe, you can watch “The Growth of GNOME” from GUADEC 2019 or check out a more recent interview with OpenUK.