Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


Bradley M. Kuhn

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The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

Bradley M. Kuhn is President and Distinguished Technologist at 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 Free, Libre and Open Source Software (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. His Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of Free Software languages. Kuhn has a blog at , a microblog at, and co-hosts the audcast, Free as in Freedom at


Title Day Room Track Start End
Welcome to the Legal and Policy Issues Devroom Saturday H.2213 Legal and Policy Issues 11:00 11:05
Copyleft For the Next Decade
A Comprehensive Plan for the GPL
Saturday H.2213 Legal and Policy Issues 16:00 16:50
AMENDMENT: A Beautiful Build: Releasing Linux Source Correctly Sunday UD2.218A Legal and Policy Issues 11:00 11:50