Office Hour with Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network)
Location: Expo Hall (Table 2)
  • What sorts of alternatives to centralized web services already exist?
  • What is being built? How can we get “regular people” to care about privacy and security online?
  • I don’t know all the answers, but I’d love to talk with you about it!
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Deb Nicholson

Open Invention Network

Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She has over fifteen years of non-profit management experience and got involved in the free software movement about five years ago when she started working for the Free Software Foundation. She is currently the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network – the defensive patent pool built to protect Linux projects. She is also the Community Manager for GNU MediaGoblin, a brand new federated media hosting program. In her spare time, she serves on the board of OpenHatch, a small non-profit dedicated to identifying and mentoring new free software contributors with a particular interest in building a more diverse free software movement.


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