Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
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.

Sessions

5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Business of OSS
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B Level: Non-technical
Jim Jagielski (ASF), Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Heather Meeker (O'Melveny & Myers'), Rabin Bhattacharya (Capital One), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Mishi Choudhary (Software Freedom Law Center), Eben Moglen (Columbia Law School)
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A panel of experts holds an open and engaging discussion on patents and open source to uncover the complexities associated with each. The panel discusses the effect of open source software on patents, open sourcing software that already has a patent on it, what happens to other company patents if open sourced patented software is developed, and more. Come ready with questions for the panelists. Read more.