Bruce Perens



Bruce Perens is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and was the first to announce Open Source to the world. He created the Open Source Definition, the rules for Open Source licensing that still stand today. His work as the second Debian project leader, creator of Busybox, Electric Fence, and other programs is in many millions of devices today. Outside of the Open Source world, he successfully lobbied for eliminating the international treaty provision that required that Amateur Radio operators be examined for competence in Morse code before they could be licensed. He has spoken before the United Nations and national governments. At 66 years old, he is working on What Comes After Open Source, still writes software every day, and is an innovator in digital wireless communications.