Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: 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 Bradley began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system and began contributing to various free software projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. His nonprofit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF’s executive director from 2001 to 2005, Bradley led FSF’s GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL.

Bradley was appointed president of Software Freedom Conservancy in April 2006, was Conservancy’s primary volunteer from 2006 to 2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Bradley holds a summa cum laude BS in computer science from Loyola University in Maryland and an MS in computer science from the University of Cincinnati, where 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, and cohosts the audcast, Free as in Freedom.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Level: Beginner
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
All staff involved in production of any product that contains software must know the basics of license compliance, and copylefted and GPL'd software is in nearly everything. The GNU General Public License (GPL) requirements are both technical and legal. Bradley Kuhn and Karen Sandler share the information you need to ensure your company's compliance with the GPL and related licenses. Read more.