Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


John Sullivan

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Executive Director at the Free Software Foundation; MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

John Sullivan has worked in several different positions at the Free Software Foundation since 2003, including Campaigns Manager and Manager of Operations. He became the Executive Director in 2011.

Since 2011, the FSF has grown by over 50% in staff size. John is deeply involved in every area of the Foundation's work, including outreach and advocacy, licensing education and enforcement, technical development and infrastructure, and business operations.

His background is mainly in the humanities, but he has been spending too much time with computers and online communities since the days of the Commodore 64. He's a dedicated GNU Emacs user, and has contributed 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
Increasingly permissive or increasingly dismissive? Sunday H.1301 (Cornil) Legal and Policy Issues 13:30 14:15