You can follow him on Twitter @lolamby Kyle Rankin is the Chief Security Officer at Purism, SPC and a Tech Editor and columnist at Linux Journal.
He is the author of Linux Hardening in Hostile Networks, Dev Ops Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimedia Hacks and Ubuntu Hacks, and also a contributor to a number of other O’Reilly books.
She is the author of , the first book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects.
Think of it as the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation.
Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, as an early adopter of GNU/Linux, and contributor to various Free Software projects. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001-2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati.
Kuhn was appointed President of Conservancy in April 2006, was Conservancy's primary volunteer from 2006-2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Kuhn received an O'Reilly Open Source Award, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing.
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“I cannot adequately describe how impressed we are with the whole La Petite Team.The entire freenode team is excited to be welcoming the following FOSS rockstars to Bristol this November; Bradley Kuhn, Chris Lamb, Kyle Rankin, Leslie Hawthorn and VM Brasseur.We have a few more exciting announcements to make in the lead-up to the conference!Rankin speaks frequently on security and free and open source software including at Bsides LV, O’Reilly Security Conference, OSCON, SCALE, Cactus Con, Open West, Linux World Expo and Penguicon. An internationally known developer relations strategist and community management expert, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating, and enabling open source communities.She’s best known for creating the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launching Google’s #2 developer blog, and receiving an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010.