Presented by

  • Bradley M. Kuhn

    Bradley M. Kuhn

    Bradley M. Kuhn is the Policy Fellow and Hacker-in-Residence at Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and editor-in-chief of Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, as an early adopter of Linux-based systems and contributor to various FOSS projects, including Perl. 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 Free Software Foundation (FSF). As FSF’s Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF’s GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. Kuhn began as SFC’s primary volunteer from 2006–2010, and became its first staff person in 2011. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn’s Master’s thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of Free Software programming languages. Kuhn received the Open Source Award in 2012, and the Award for the Advancement of Free Software in 2021 — both in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing and its enforcement.

  • benny Vasquez

    benny Vasquez

    benny Vasquez is the Chair of the Board of Directors at the AlmaLinux OS Foundation and brings more than a decade of experience in community management to the role. With experience as Manager of Community and Developer Relations at Progress, Manager of Community Engagement at cPanel, and Lead Evangelist at LiquidWeb Inc all before joining Microsoft as an Open Source Security Program Manager, benny boasts a successful track record in community building, customer engagement, and developer relations. With leadership roots in community management, product management, and business strategy, benny is a leading voice in the world of community-driven software and everything AlmaLinux. Moreover, benny is passionate about AlmaLinux OS and is dedicated to this innovative global community’s commitment to complete transparency and community-focused development.

  • James (Jim) Wright

    James (Jim) Wright

    James (Jim) Wright is Oracle’s Chief Architect, Open Source Policy, Strategy, Compliance, and Alliances. Jim is a well known software architect and attorney who has been working in and around open source for over 20 years. He is the author of the Universal Permissive License, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Linux Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation. Prior to his time at Oracle, Jim was in private practice at Sidley Austin, where he handled a wide variety of technology transactional matters as well as patent litigation. Jim is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and in the decade before starting legal practice he worked in engineering and management capacities at a variety of different IT enterprises. When not at work, Jim enjoys traveling with his family and his service dog, Arrow, building and riding his collection of wheeled contraptions, and making, tasting, and talking about espresso.

  • Jeremy Allison

    Jeremy Allison


Join us for an in-depth discussion about Red Hat's recent announcements concerning Red Hat Enterprise Linux led by Bradley M. Kuhn with of a panel consisting of benny Vasquez of Alma, Jeremy Allison of CIQ/Rocky, Jim Wright of Oracle.