Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


John Sullivan

The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

John started working with GNU Press and the Free Software Foundation in 2003 and then became the FSF's first Campaigns Manager, working on outreach efforts like Defective by Design, BadVista, and PlayOgg. In 2011, John became the Executive Director after four years as Manager of Operations. As Executive Director, he operates the FSF's licensing and compliance lab, including its enforcement, educational, and advocacy activities.

His background is mainly in the humanities, with an MFA in Writing and Poetics and a BA in Philosophy, but he has been spending too much time with computers and online communities since the days of the Commodore 64. He's become a dedicated GNU Emacs user after first trying it around 1996, and contributes code to several of its extensions.

Prior to the FSF, John worked as a college debate team instructor for both Harvard and Michigan State University.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Legal and Technical Issues of Safety Critical Devices Saturday H.2213 Legal and policy issues 13:00 13:50
If you love it, set it free
Saturday H.2213 Legal and policy issues 16:00 16:50