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Cliff Schmidt

Cliff Schmidt
Executive Director, Literacy Bridge

Website | @literacybridge

Cliff Schmidt is the Executive Director of Literacy Bridge (www.literacybridge.org), a nonprofit organization empowering children and adults with affordable tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning.

Prior to founding Literacy Bridge, Cliff ran a successful software consulting business that developed technical, business strategy, and legal policy solutions for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America. His expertise included intellectual property issues, nonprofit governance, privacy policies, export controls, and community development. He also served many nonprofit open source organizations, such as The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the Eclipse Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation, including positions on the board of directors and as the Vice President of Legal Affairs for the ASF.

In the 12 years prior to his consulting work, Cliff worked as a software developer and industry standards representative for Microsoft, as the manager of open source programs for BEA Systems, and as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer for the US Navy.

Sessions

Emerging Topics
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Cliff Schmidt (Literacy Bridge), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu & Canonical), Derek Keats (The University of the Western Cape), Bobbi Kurshan (Curriki), David Wiley (Brigham Young University), Brian Behlendorf (CollabNet, Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
In the wake of the "Cape Town Declaration," more and more open source people are thinking about applying open source principles to Education. This panel discussion will introduce exciting concepts and some of the thought leaders in the Open Educational Content movement. There will be opportunities to learn about getting involved. Come get inspired!! Read more.
OSCON 2008