Bradley Kuhn - GPLv3: Better Copyleft for Developers and Users
Kuhn began his work in the Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) Movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the popular GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software development consultant for various companies, large and small. He also taught Advanced Placement Computer Science (using FLOSS) at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. In January 2000, he was hired by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). From 2001 until 2005, he was FSF's Executive Director, where he led FSF's GPL enforcement efforts, launched the Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. In 2005, he left FSF to join the founding team of the Software Freedom Law Center, where he still works as a Policy Analyst and Technology 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 interoperability of dynamic languages, which helped justify the need for the Parrot VM project. Kuhn is also a director and president of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and a member of the autonomo.us committee, which studies issues of software freedom as they relate to network services.