Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
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Bradley Kuhn

Bradley Kuhn
President, Software Freedom Conservancy

Website | @bkuhn_ebb_org

Bradley M. Kuhn is the president and distinguished technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy, on the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation, and editor-in-chief of Copyleft.org. He’s been a part of the software freedom movement since 1992. Previously, he worked as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, taught AP computer science, served as executive director of FSF, led FSF’s GPL enforcement, launched its associate member program, invented the Affero GPL, was president of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and has been a primary volunteer and full-time staffer at the Conservancy. He earned his BS in computer science from Loyla University in Maryland and an MS in computer science from the University of Cincinnati. His master’s thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of free software programming languages. An excerpt from his thesis won the Damien Conway Award for Best Technical Paper in 2000. Bradley also received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2012 in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing. He has a blog, is on pump.io, and cohosts the audcast Free as in Freedom.


1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Open Source
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)
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There's been substantial recent discussion about the sustainability of the free, Libre, open source software (FLOSS) infrastructure, which is the center of work in the open source community. Bradley Kuhn explains the complex politics of sustainability rhetoric, which boils down to can we fund open source projects like VC-backed startups and expect them to survive? Read more.