Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Bradley M. Kuhn

The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

Bradley M. Kuhn helped found Software Freedom Conservancy in 2006, and became its Executive Director in 2010. Kuhn additionally volunteers on Free Software Foundation's Board of Directors, and was previously FSF's Executive Director from 2001-2005. Kuhn became a volunteer contributor in the Software Freedom Movement in 1992, and worked in the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer. Kuhn focused his last 15 years on FLOSS licensing and non-profit structures for software freedom.

Bradley M. Kuhn is President and Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Kuhn 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 FLOSS 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. Kuhn's non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001-2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. From 2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn's Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS languages. Kuhn has a regular blog at a regular blog and a microblog as @bkuhn on


Title Day Room Track Start End
Welcome to the Legal Policy and Issues DevRoom Saturday K.3.201 Legal issues 11:00 11:05
Compliance Panel Saturday K.3.201 Legal issues 11:05 11:55
Panel Discussion: GNU Affero General Public License, version 3 Saturday K.3.201 Legal issues 18:00 18:55