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Jeremy emailed me his bio to use for the Conservancy website:
To: "Bradley M. Kuhn" <>
Message-ID: <20101005004226.GA27337@samba1>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 17:42:26 -0700
From: Jeremy Allison <>
Subject: Re: bio for Conservancy website
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<p>Like many non-profits, Conservancy is directed by a
self-perpetuating <a href="/about/team/board/">Board of Directors</a>, who
appoint <a href="/about/team/officers/">Officers</a> to carry out the
day-to-day operations of the organization.  The Directorship of the
Conservancy includes both talented non-profit managers and experienced
FLOSS project leaders who can both guide the administrative operations of
the organization as well as mentor member project leaders as needed.  Our
Directors constantly search for additional directors who can contribute a
variety of expertise and perspective related to the Conservancy's

<p>Currently, the directors of Conservancy are:</p>

<h2>Jeremy Allison</h2>

<p>Jeremy Allison is one of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a
group of programmers developing an Open Source Windows compatible file
and print server product for UNIX systems. Developed over the Internet
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>Lo&iuml;c Dachary</h2>

<p>Lo&iuml;c Dachary has been involved with Free Software since 1987 when he
started distributing GNU tapes to the general public in France.  His first
contact was with GNU Emacs and in 1989 with GCC which he used to port a
Unix System V kernel to a embeded motorola 68030 motherboard.  He
currently works as a developer
for <a href="">OutFlop</a>, a company providing services
and software to operate poker rooms.  He
created <a href="">Savannah</a>, the GNU forge, in
2001 to provide a Free alternative to proprietary forges. As a president
of FSF France, he provides technical and legal resources to French Free
Software developers. Loic Dachary is also a honorary member
of <a href="">APRIL</a> since 1996, a French non profit
dedicated to Free Software with over 5,500 members.</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>

<h2>Axel Metzger</h2>

<p>Axel is a professor of law at the Institute of Legal Informatics of the
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany. Prior to this
post, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for
Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Axel graduated from
the University of Hamburg and received the First and the Second State
Examination at the Hamburg Court of Appeals. He holds a PhD from the
Universities of Munich and Paris II (Panth&eacute;on-Assas) and an
LL.M. from Harvard. He has published several books and law review articles
on the legal aspects of free software and European copyright and contract
law in general. He is a founding member of
the <a href="">German Institute for Legal Aspects of Free
and Open Source Software</a>.

<h2>Eben Moglen</h2>

<p>Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law
School and General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation. In
addition to FSF, Professor Moglen has represented many of the world's
leading free software developers. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in
History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes
calls his "long, dark period" in New Haven. After law school
he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District
Court in New York City and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United
States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School -- and
has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv
University and the University of Virginia -- since 1987. In 2003
he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award for
efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society.</p>

<h2>Dan Ravicher</h2>

<p>Mr. Ravicher is Legal Director of the Software Freedom Law
Center. Prior to joining the founding team at SFLC, Mr. Ravicher was associated with Skadden, Arps,
Slate, Meagher &amp; Flom LLP, Brobeck, Phleger &amp; Harrison, LLP, and
Patterson, Belknap, Webb &amp; Tyler, LLP, all in New York, and served the
Honorable Randall R. Rader, Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C..  Mr. Ravicher
received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law,
where he was the Franklin O. Blechman Scholar for his class, a
Mortimer Caplin Public Service Award recipient and Editor of the
Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, and his bachelors degree in
materials science magna cum laude with University Honors from the
University of South Florida.  Mr. Ravicher has published numerous
legal articles and given dozens of presentations regarding Free and
Open Source Software legal issues and is an Adjunct Professor at
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  He is admitted to practice before
the State of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,
the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the
11th Circuit, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District
of New York, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.</p>

<h2>Ian Lance Taylor</h2>

<p>Ian Lance Taylor began working with free software in 1990.  He wrote
the popular free Taylor UUCP package and has contributed to a wide
range of free software projects, particularly the GNU compiler and
binary utilities.  He worked with free software at Cygnus Solutions,
Zembu Labs, Wasabi Systems, and C2 Microsystems, and currently does
GNU compiler and tools development at Google.  He received a B.S. in
Computer Science from Yale University.</p>

<h2>Tom Tromey</h2>

<p>Tom Tromey started working on free software in 1991.
He was the primary author of GNU Automake, and has also
worked on a wide range of other free software projects.
He is currently a maintainer of GNU gcj and works at
Red Hat.  He received a B.S. in mathematics from the
California Institute of Technology.</p>

<h2> Matthew S. Wilson</h2>

<p>Matthew S. Wilson has been using GNU/Linux since 1994. While studying
at NC State University he became involved with the GIMP and GNOME
projects.  In 1998, he participated in efforts to port Mozilla, which
Netscape just released as Open Source, to GNOME and GTK+. Matt
accepted a development position at Red Hat in 1998.  There he was
responsible for coordinating with and contributing to hundreds of Free
and Open Source projects that were distributed in Red Hat Linux.  He
represented Red Hat on the Linux Standard Base Working Group and
Standardization Authority.  Matt currently is a Founding Engineer of
<a href="">rPath, Inc.</a> At rPath, he is developing
new technology that brings independently managed software components
into fully functioning systems.</p>

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