Bradley M. Kuhn

Account namebkuhn
OpenPGP fingerprint A2F4 F196 6D9E 35C6 73EC 30D5 B6F1 D83E 9ACD 9EBB 0 Endorsements
Status Debian Contributor on since 2016-04-06

Short Biography

Bradley M. Kuhn is President of 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 GNU/Linux.

Kuhn has been a regular Debian user since 1999, and an advocate for the Debian community. He switched to Ubuntu briefly in the mid-2000s, but in 2010, wrote an influential and widely referenced blog post about why he switched back to Debian:

Kuhn's primary contributions to Debian have been consulting with Debian developers informally about licensing concerns and questions, which he has done since the early 2000s. Last year, he worked with his employer, the charity called Software Freedom Conservancy, to build the services agreement between Conservancy and Debian:

In that capacity, Kuhn regularly now consults with the DPL and other key Debian project members on specific licensing and GPL enforcement issues.

Kuhn does not currently maintain any packages, but wants to eventually. In the mid-2000s, Kuhn briefly maintained the small yocto-reader package, which was uploaded for him by a sponsor, Loïc Dachary.

Kuhn recently contributed changes to the mairix package (uploaded by paultag). For years, Kuhn has regularly filed and participated in discussions in the Debian BTS to help resolve issues with Debian packages.

Personal history

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Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
bkuhn April 18, 2016 Aug. 2, 2017 Debian Developer, non-uploading (done) Cancelled noodles andrewsh, bdale, pfaffben, keithp, lars, nijel, gniibe, paultag, pabs, zack, 93sam