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This page describes FSFE’s Licence Questions mailing list
<title>Licence Questions</title>
<meta name="description" content="Information about our list for Free Software licensing questions."/>
<meta name="keywords" content="Licence questions, Legal Team, Free Software, Open Source, licensing, FSFE, GPL, copyleft, licence violation, lawyers, law, legal experts, best practices, information, aim, scope, introduction"/>
<h1>The FSFE's Licence Questions Mailing List</h1>
<!-- What -->
The FSFE’s License Questions mailing list is our group of
volunteers dedicated to provide help with Free Software licenses
and compliance.
If you need advice on what Free Software licence you should use,
or if you want to know more about what rights you have over a
piece of Free Software, you can contact us by sending a message
to <a
While the members of the Licence Questions mailing list come from
a variety of different countries and different backgrounds, to
ensure that you get a faster reply, it is advisable to write in
English, as that is the language in which the internal
discussions are held.
Please understand that, as an NGO, the FSFE is neither in a
position nor allowed to give legal advice. If that is what your
situation requires, we will be glad to use the FSFE’s extensive
legal contacts<a class="fn" id="ref-1" href="#fn-1">1</a> to
point you to a specialised lawyer in your jurisdiction.
<!-- Who -->
The Licence Questions mailing list is composed of around 20
volunteers that are experts in Free Software legal matters
selected directly by FSFE. We consider the information shared in
such list confidential and we will not share it with anyone
outside this list.
<!-- How -->
Due to high levels of spam, we have to moderate all incoming
messages. If you receive a warning after posting to the list,
please ignore it: your email will be accepted by our moderator
shortly after. Once an enquiry reaches the list, our experts
discuss it internally; this might take different amounts of time
depending on the complexity of the question. When the list
reaches a general consensus, we will write you directly with our
<!-- How to join -->
<h2>How to join</h2>
If you have some experience with copyright issues and would like
to join our group of volunteers, please write a short
introduction to the Legal Coordinator at <a
href="/contact">the FSFE</a>.
<!-- Footnotes -->
<h2 id="fn">Footnotes</h2>
<li id="fn-1">
The FSFE has extensive legal contacts in Europe, and can help
locate legal experts in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark,
Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Greece,
Germany, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The FSFE can also
provide introductions to experts in Australia, Canada, China,
Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA.<a
href="#ref-1" class="ref">&#8617;</a>
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