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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 8 years ago 2014-04-02 12:12:30
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in a distributed manner similar to the Linux system, Samba is used by
 
all Linux distributions as well as many thousands of corporations and
 
products worldwide. Jeremy handles the co-ordination of Samba
 
development efforts and acts as a corporate liaison to companies using
 
the Samba code  commercially.</p>
 

	
 
<p>He works for Google, Inc. who fund him to work on improving Samba and
 
solving the problems of  Windows and Linux interoperability.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Peter Brown</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Peter Brown has worked in non-profit management and finance for more
 
   than twenty years. He served as the Executive Director of the Free
 
   Software Foundation from 2005 until 2011, and previously as its
 
   Financial Controller and GPL Compliance Lab Manager. Peter has also
 
   been a Director of New Internationalist Publications Cooperative, and
 
   worked in London for BBC Network Radio.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Lo&iuml;c Dachary</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Lo&iuml;c Dachary has been involved with the Free Software Movement since
 
1987, when he started distributing GNU tapes to the general public in
 
France. In 2012, he founded <a href="http://upstream-university.org/">Upstream
 
University</a>, a nonprofit with the goal of teaching developers how to
 
contribute easily and efficiently. Dachary volunteers as a developer
 
for <a href="http://april.org/">April</a>, a grassroots organization
 
promoting Free Software. He maintains April's OpenStack cluster and organizes
 
contributions with agile methods. As President
 
of <a href="http://fsffrance.org/">FSF France</a>, he also provides technical
 
and legal resources to French Free Software developers. His day job is to use
 
and contribute to <a href="http://ceph.com/">Ceph</a> within OpenStack.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Mark Galassi</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Mark Galassi has been involved in the GNU project since 1984. He
 
currently works as a researcher in the International, Space, and Response
 
division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has worked on the
 
HETE-2 satellite, ISIS/Genie, the Raptor telescope, the Swift satellite,
 
and the muon tomography project. In 1997 Mark took a couple of years off
 
from Los Alamos (where he was previously in the ISR division and the
 
Theoretical Astrophysics group) to work for Cygnus (now a part of Red Hat)
 
writing software and books for eCos, although he continued working on the
 
HETE-2 satellite (an astrophysical Gamma Ray Burst mission) part
 
time. Mark earned his BA in Physics at Reed College and a PhD from the
 
Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook. </p>
 

	
 
<h2>Bradley M. Kuhn</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Bradley M. Kuhn began his work in the Free Software Movement as a
 
volunteer when, in 1992, he became an early adopter of the popular
 
GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various Free
 
Software projects.  He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator
 
and software development consultant for Westinghouse, Lucent Technologies,
 
and numerous small companies.  He also spent one year teaching Advanced
 
Placement Computer Science (using GNU/Linux and GCC) at Walnut Hills High
 
School in Cincinnati.  In January 2000, he was hired by the Free Software
 
Foundation (FSF), and he served as its Executive Director from March 2001
 
until March 2005, when he left FSF to join the Software Freedom Law Center
 
(SFLC), where he worked as SFLC's Policy Analyst and Technology Director from
 
2005 until October 2010, when he joined Conservancy as its Executive
 
Director.  Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from
 
Loyola College 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.</p>
 
<p><a href="http://ebb.org/bkuhn/">Bradley M. Kuhn</a> is the President and
 
Distinguished Technologist at <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/">Software
 
Freedom Conservancy</a> and on the Board of Directors of the <a
 
href="http://fsf.org/">Free Software Foundation (FSF)</a>. 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&ndash;2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate
 
Member program, and invented the <a
 
href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html">Affero GPL</a>.  From
 
2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the
 
Software Freedom Law Center.  Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy
 
from 2006&ndash;2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011.
 
Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from <a
 
href="http://www.loyola.edu/academic/computerscience">Loyola University in
 
Maryland</a>, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the <a
 
href="http://www.cs.uc.edu/">University of Cincinnati</a>.  <a
 
href="http://www.ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/thesis/">Kuhn's Master's thesis</a>
 
discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming
 
languages.  Kuhn received the <a
 
href="http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/detail/25039">O'Reilly
 
Open Source Award in 2012</a>, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on
 
copyleft licensing.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Mike Linksvayer</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Mike Linksvayer serves on the boards of AcaWiki and OpenHatch,
 
and is chair of the Open Definition Advisory Council. From 2003 to
 
2012 he served as CTO and VP of Creative Commons, where he is now a
 
Senior Fellow. In 2000 he co-founded Bitzi, an early open content/open
 
data mass collaboration platform.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Stormy Peters</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Stormy Peters is Head of Developer Engagement at Mozilla. She is
 
passionate about open source software and educates companies and
 
communities on how open source software is changing the software
 
industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences during
 
and after her presentations and frequently speaks on business aspects
 
of open source software. In addition to Mozilla, Stormy is an advisor
 
for HFOSS, IntraHealth Open and Open Source for America, as well as
 
founder and president of Kids on Computers, a nonprofit organization
 
setting up computer labs in developing countries. Stormy joined
 
Mozilla from the GNOME Foundation where she served as executive
 
director. Previously, she worked at OpenLogic where she set up their
 
OpenLogic Expert Community. Stormy graduated from Rice University with
 
a B.A. in Computer Science.</p>
 

	
 
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<h1>Officers</h1>
 

	
 
<p>The <a href="/about/board/">Board of Directors</a> of the Conservancy
 
elects its officers.  The current officers are:</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Bradley M. Kuhn - President and Board Chairperson</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Bradley M. Kuhn began his work in the Free Software Movement as a
 
volunteer when, in 1992, he became an early adopter of the popular GNU/Linux
 
operating system, and began contributing to various Free Software projects.
 
He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software development
 
consultant for Westinghouse, Lucent Technologies, and numerous small
 
companies.  He also spent one year teaching Advanced Placement Computer
 
Science (using GNU/Linux and GCC) at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati.
 
In January 2000, he was hired by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), and he
 
served as its Executive Director from March 2001 until March 2005, when he
 
left FSF to join the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), where he worked as
 
SFLC's Policy Analyst and Technology Director from 2005 until October 2010,
 
when he joined Conservancy as its Executive Director.
 
Kuhn <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2014/mar/31/karen-joins/">passed
 
the torch as Conservancy's Executive Director to Karen Sandler in March
 
2014</a>, and continues on staff at Conservancy as its Distinguished
 
Technologist.  Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from
 
Loyola College 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.</p>
 
<p><a href="http://ebb.org/bkuhn/">Bradley M. Kuhn</a> is the President and
 
Distinguished Technologist at <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/">Software
 
Freedom Conservancy</a> and on the Board of Directors of the <a
 
href="http://fsf.org/">Free Software Foundation (FSF)</a>. 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&ndash;2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate
 
Member program, and invented the <a
 
href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html">Affero GPL</a>.  From
 
2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the
 
Software Freedom Law Center.  Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy
 
from 2006&ndash;2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011.
 
Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from <a
 
href="http://www.loyola.edu/academic/computerscience">Loyola University in
 
Maryland</a>, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the <a
 
href="http://www.cs.uc.edu/">University of Cincinnati</a>.  <a
 
href="http://www.ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/thesis/">Kuhn's Master's thesis</a>
 
discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming
 
languages.  Kuhn received the <a
 
href="http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/detail/25039">O'Reilly
 
Open Source Award in 2012</a>, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on
 
copyleft licensing.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Mark Galassi - Vice-President</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Mark Galassi has been involved in the GNU project since 1984.  He
 
currently works as a researcher in the International, Space, and Response
 
division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has worked on the
 
HETE-2 satellite, ISIS/Genie, the Raptor telescope, the Swift satellite,
 
and the muon tomography project.  In 1997, Mark took a couple of years off
 
from Los Alamos (where he was previously in the ISR division and the
 
Theoretical Astrophysics group) to work for Cygnus (now a part of Red Hat)
 
writing software and books for eCos, although he continued working on the
 
HETE-2 satellite (an astrophysical Gamma Ray Burst mission) part
 
time. Mark earned his BA in Physics at Reed College and a PhD from the
 
Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook. </p>
 

	
 
<h2>Peter Brown -  Treasurer</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Peter Brown has worked in non-profit management and finance for more
 
   than twenty years. He served as the Executive Director of the Free
 
   Software Foundation from 2005 until 2011, and previously as its
 
   Financial Controller and GPL Compliance Lab Manager. Peter has also
 
   been a Director of New Internationalist Publications Cooperative, and
 
   worked in London for BBC Network Radio.</p>
 

	
 

	
 
<h2>Karen Sandler - Secretary</h2>
 
<a id="karen"></a>
 

	
 
<p>Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of Conservancy.  She was previously
 
  the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation.  In partnership with the
 
  GNOME Foundation, Karen co-organizes the award winning Outreach Program for
 
  Women.  Prior to taking up this position, Karen was General Counsel of the
 
  Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC).  She continues to do pro bono legal work
 
  with SFLC, the GNOME Foundation and QuestionCopyright.Org.  Before joining
 
  SFLC, Karen worked as an associate in the corporate departments of Gibson,
 
  Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York and Clifford Chance in New York and
 
  London. Karen received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2000,
 
  where she was a James Kent Scholar and co-founder of the Columbia Science
 
  and Technology Law Review.  Karen received her bachelor’s degree in
 
  engineering from The Cooper Union.  She is a recipient of an O'Reilly Open
 
  Source Award and also co-host of the <a href="http://faif.us">&ldquo;Free
 
  as in Freedom&rdquo; podcast</a>.</p>
 

	
 
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<h1>Staff</h1>
 

	
 
<h2>Karen Sandler - Executive Director</h2>
 
<a id="karen"></a>
 

	
 
<p>Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of Conservancy. She was previously
 
the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. In partnership with the GNOME
 
Foundation, Karen co-organizes the award winning Outreach Program for
 
Women. Prior to taking up this position, Karen was General Counsel of the
 
Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC). She continues to do pro bono legal work
 
with SFLC, the GNOME Foundation and QuestionCopyright.Org. Before joining
 
SFLC, Karen worked as an associate in the corporate departments of Gibson,
 
Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York and Clifford Chance in New York and
 
London. Karen received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2000, where
 
she was a James Kent Scholar and co-founder of the Columbia Science and
 
Technology Law Review. Karen received her bachelor’s degree in engineering
 
from The Cooper Union. She is a recipient of an O'Reilly Open Source Award
 
and also co-host of the <a href="http://faif.us">&ldquo;Free as in
 
Freedom&rdquo; podcast</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Bradley M. Kuhn - President and Distinguished Technologist</h2>
 
<a id="bkuhn"></a>
 
<p>Bradley M. Kuhn began his work in the Free Software Movement as a
 
volunteer when, in 1992, he became an early adopter of the popular GNU/Linux
 
operating system, and began contributing to various Free Software projects.
 
He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software development
 
consultant for Westinghouse, Lucent Technologies, and numerous small
 
companies.  He also spent one year teaching Advanced Placement Computer
 
Science (using GNU/Linux and GCC) at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati.
 
In January 2000, he was hired by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), and he
 
served as its Executive Director from March 2001 until March 2005, when he
 
left FSF to join the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), where he worked as
 
SFLC's Policy Analyst and Technology Director from 2005 until October 2010,
 
when he joined Conservancy as its Executive Director.
 
Kuhn <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2014/mar/31/karen-joins/">passed
 
the torch as Conservancy's Executive Director to Karen Sandler in March
 
2014</a>, and continues on staff at Conservancy as its Distinguished
 
Technologist.  Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from
 
Loyola College 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.</p>
 
<p><a href="http://ebb.org/bkuhn/">Bradley M. Kuhn</a> is the President and
 
Distinguished Technologist at <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/">Software
 
Freedom Conservancy</a> and on the Board of Directors of the <a
 
href="http://fsf.org/">Free Software Foundation (FSF)</a>. 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&ndash;2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate
 
Member program, and invented the <a
 
href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html">Affero GPL</a>.  From
 
2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the
 
Software Freedom Law Center.  Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy
 
from 2006&ndash;2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011.
 
Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from <a
 
href="http://www.loyola.edu/academic/computerscience">Loyola University in
 
Maryland</a>, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the <a
 
href="http://www.cs.uc.edu/">University of Cincinnati</a>.  <a
 
href="http://www.ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/thesis/">Kuhn's Master's thesis</a>
 
discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming
 
languages.  Kuhn received the <a
 
href="http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/detail/25039">O'Reilly
 
Open Source Award in 2012</a>, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on
 
copyleft licensing.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Tony Sebro - General Counsel</h2>
 
<a id="tony"></a>
 
<p>Tony Sebro is a seasoned technology attorney with a broad base of
 
business and legal experience relating to technology, strategy, and
 
business development.  Before joining Conservancy, Tony was most recently
 
a Partner with the PCT Companies, a family of professional service firms.
 
Prior to that, he was Program Director, Technology &amp; Intellectual
 
Property at IBM's Armonk, New York world headquarters, where he was
 
responsible for developing and executing licensing strategies in
 
partnership with IBM's Software Group.  In that role, Tony led
 
negotiations and structured deals with market leaders in the web
 
technology, e-commerce, retail, enterprise software, and financial
 
services sectors.  Tony also led various internal strategic initiatives,
 
including an effort to provide business leaders of key emerging market
 
opportunities with coordinated intellectual property development and
 
monetization strategies, as well as the revamping and supervision of IBM's
 
corporate-wide process for determining the value and availability of
 
patents for sale.  Prior to his tenure at IBM, Mr. Sebro practiced law in
 
the New York office of Kenyon &amp; Kenyon, LLP, handling litigation and
 
licensing matters for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical and
 
mechanical technology areas.  Tony received his J.D. and his M.B.A. from
 
the University of Michigan.  He received his B.S. from the Massachusetts
 
Institute of Technology. Tony is a member of the New York bar and
 
registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Tony
 
is also an active participant in and supporter of the non-profit
 
community, and has served on the boards of multiple non-profit
 
organizations.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Denver Gingerich - FLOSS License Compliance Engineer</h2>
 
<a id="denver"></a>
 

	
 
<p>
 
Denver works part-time managing the technical side of Conservancy's
 
license compliance work, triaging new reports and verifying complete and
 
corresponding source (C&amp;CS).  His roles elsewhere have recently
 
included financial trading software development on GNU/Linux and
 
previously involved writing system software for hardware companies,
 
including driver writing for the kernel named Linux at ATI (now AMD) and
 
Qualcomm.  He founded a company that designs and builds magnetic stripe
 
readers for security hobbyists where he designed the hardware and
 
developed the device's tools and firmware, which are both free software.
 
Denver also writes free software in his spare time, with patches accepted
 
into Wine, the kernel named Linux, and GNU wdiff.  Denver received his
 
BMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.  He gives presentations
 
about digital civil rights and protecting the free software ecosystem,
 
having spoken at conferences such as CopyCamp Toronto, FOSSLC's
 
Summercamp, and the Open Video Conference.</p>
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