Bradley Kuhn

Bradley Kuhn
President, Software Freedom Conservancy

Website | @bkuhn_ebb_org

Bradley M. Kuhn began his work in the Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) Movement as a volunteer when, in 1992, he became an early adopter of the popular GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software development consultant for various companies, large and small. He also spent one year teaching Advanced Placement Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. In January 2000, he was hired by the Free Software Foundation, and he served as its Executive Director from March 2001 until March 2005, when he left FSF to join the founding team of the "Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC)":http://www.softwarefreedom.org/. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola College in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. His Master’s thesis (an excerpt from which won the Damien Conway Award for Best Technical Paper at this conference in 2000) discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS languages. Kuhn is currently a Policy Analyst and the Technology Director at the SFLC, and the president of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

Sessions

Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc), Nathan Yergler (Creative Commons), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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At OSCON 2008, Tim O'Reilly raised in his keynote a new challenge we face: Software as a Service. This panel discusses the work spawned by autonomo.us to inspire the Open Source and Software Freedom Movement to address the challenge. The talk will discuss the AGPL, a license designed to address these concerns, and the federated service model that must exist to succeed in addressing this problem. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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