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  Bruce Perens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bruce Perens is a prominent figure in the open source movement and to some extent in the free software movement.
He is a former Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader, the primary author of the Open Source Definition, a founder of Software in the Public Interest, founder and first project leader of the Linux Standard Base project, founder of the UserLinux project, and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Perens left OSI a year after co-founding it, with reasons explained in an email titled "It's Time to Talk About Free Software Again".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bruce_Perens   (191 words)

  
 ITworld.com - O'REILLY - Linux maven Bruce Perens: DMCA outlaw?
Perens said he plans to break the DMCA during a presentation on digital rights management (DRM) Friday afternoon at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in San Diego.
Perens admits, "what happened to Dmitry could conceivably happen to me as well." However, he said he is willing to take the risk.
Perens said he is making a habit out of testing the limits of the DMCA, mainly to show just how trivial most DRM technologies are.
www.itworld.com /Man/3828/020724perens/pfindex.html   (977 words)

  
 Bruce Perens - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He is a former Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader, the primary author of the Open Source Definition, a founder of Software in the Public Interest, founder of the UserLinux project, and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Perens also has a book series with Prentice Hall PTR called the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series.
Perens left OSI a year after co-founding it.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /bruce_perens.htm   (309 words)

  
 Open-source activist Bruce Perens joins open-source defense group - Computerworld
Bruce Perens, a co-founder and key leader of the open-source software movement, has been appointed to the board of Open Source Risk Management (OSRM), a New York-based company that is working to help protect the legal standing of open-source software.
In an interview today, Perens said he is joining the board to help the group remain consistent with the ethics of the open-source developer community.
Perens is a co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, a nonprofit group dedicated to managing and promoting the definition of open-source software.
www.computerworld.com /printthis/2004/0,4814,92983,00.html   (426 words)

  
 Bruce Perens - Open Source Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perens is a member of the board of directors of Open Source Risk Management Inc. and Elara Fusion Inc. and a major stockholder of Progeny Linux Inc. He is an elected director of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
Perens is series editor of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series line of books with Prentice Hall PTR publishers, with 15 titles published so far.
Perens previously spent two years with HP as Senior Global Strategist for Linux and Open Source, and was president of Linux Capital Group, a venture fund that specialized in Linux.
www.phpconf.com /page23.html?MMN_position=48:14   (455 words)

  
 NewsForge | Bruce Perens on new job at SourceLabs
Perens describes his mission at SourceLabs as being "to build bridges between enterprise IT and the open source community." There is something of an "Odd Couple" flavor to the deal since one of the two primary venture capitalists behind SourceLabs is none other than Brad Silverberg, the recently departed head of Microsoft's Windows group.
Perens: We knew that the EU settlement would work out this way when most of the complainants dropped out, and this is going back more than six months.
Well anyway good luck to you bruce, there are certainly are a lot of better people to your post, however the fact that most of these unix guys are much cheaper than us windows guys may have been a deciding factor.
business.newsforge.com /business/05/06/07/2243203.shtml?tid=132&tid=3   (1377 words)

  
 Bruce Perens joins open-source defence group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perens said he is joining the board to help the group remain consistent...
Perens will help the group provide source code authenticity assurance to ensure that commercial software is not infringed by open-source software.
Perens is a co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, a non-profit group dedicated to managing and promoting the definition of open-source software.
www.computerweekly.com /articles/article.asp?liArticleID=130470&liArticleTypeID=1&liCategoryID=1&liChannelID=126&liFlavourID=1&sSearch=&nPage=1   (264 words)

  
 NewsForge | Bruce Perens expounds 'Open Source State of the Union'
At LinuxWorld in New York, Perens spent more than 30 minutes telling a small room full of about two dozen members of the press what he thought was happening in the Linux world.
Perens outlined his vision for UserLinux, an effort to decouple Linux from large, highly capitalized companies, aimed at letting enterprises add seats without an incremental cost.
Perens still intends to include only GNOME as a window manager in UserLinux, maintaining that it's confusing for users to have two window managers, and a burden to support departments.
www.newsforge.com /business/04/01/21/2356230.shtml?tid=18&tid=85   (623 words)

  
 Bruce Perens Takes on Open Source Security [OETrends.Com]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bruce Perens, the primary author of the Open Source Definition, a founder of Software in the Public Interest, will turn his attention next week to the topic of Open Source security during a talk at Open Source Events.
Perens: It is easy to demonstrate in any company that accounts their dollars spent that most of the software is things that are not specific to that company and do not make their company look better than the company down the street.
Perens: I think its important to realize there are many, many jobs for programmers and most of the jobs for programmers are not with companies that sell software as their major product.
www.oetrends.com /news.php?action=view_record&idnum=432   (3369 words)

  
 Open-source guru backs off DVD hack | Tech News on ZDNet
Perens is still scheduled to speak on the topic of digital rights management and open source activities at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2002 in San Diego.
Perens joins a growing list of technologists who have been caught in the crosshairs of the new copyright laws, which were pushed by studios, labels and other copyright owners that feared new technology would cause them to lose control of their products and lead to rampant piracy.
Perens said he has no plans to file a similar suit at this time and said he's only hoping to show that such crackdowns on free speech endanger scientific research.
news.zdnet.com /2100-3513_22-946792.html   (657 words)

  
 Bruce Perens on Real's Open Source gambit | The Register
Perens welcomed the move as a first-step from the Seattle company, and expressed the hope there would be more.
Perens said that he thought it likely that many of the client pieces will be applicable to servers and encoders as well, although RealNetworks is not placing their server and "encoder engine" in Open Source.
Perens told us that the RealNetworks "client engine", the code that lives in the desktop player of browser-plug in and that drives the client half of their codec, will be available under a license derived from the Apple Public Source License, but with goals much closer to the GNU General Public License.
www.theregister.co.uk /2002/07/22/bruce_perens_on_reals_open   (599 words)

  
 Open-Source Government / Free-software guru Bruce Perens has a new information-technology solution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perens says one of the key areas that must be protected revolves around software interoperability.
The main argument the ambassador made, and the one that seems to outrage critics such as Perens the most, is that governments should not be locked in to any one IT purchasing scheme.
Perens, however, points out what would really happen under such an arrangement: Once a software company encoded government data in a proprietary format, any other suppliers interested in using or accessing that data, including open-source vendors, would have to use the same proprietary technologies, which they would also have to pay for.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2002/08/29/osgovt.DTL   (1501 words)

  
 Bruce Perens on emerging issues for Open Source development projects
I'd been talking with Bruce Perens earlier in the day after attending a talk he gave on a bunch of issues including software patents and the dangers they pose to the Open Source Community -- as well as to individual open source developers.
In addition, both Bruce and Zak agreed that incorporation as a 501.c.3 corporation provides at least some 'shield' for developers themselves.
Bruce indicated that there is a recently passed Volunteer Protection Act that may be able to protect members of a non-profit group.
www.oreillynet.com /cs/user/view/wlg/3625   (1026 words)

  
 Open source guru Bruce Perens joins SourceLabs - Computer Business Review
Perens is one of the most respected people in the open source movement and is the founder of the Open Source Initiative, the Linux Standard Base, and Software in the Public Interest organizations, as well as the former project leader of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, and the author of the Open Source Definition.
During a varied career in the software industry Perens has also been credited as a software engineer on the films A Bugs Life, and Toy Story II, run his own venture capital company, and served as senior strategist, Linux and open source, for Hewlett Packard between 2000 and 2002.
Perens himself praised SourceLabs' focus on bringing multiple open source projects together, avoiding vendor lock-in and expensive integration efforts.
www.cbronline.com /article_news.asp?guid=6D0DFFB9-C935-4F31-8966-7CBB815F8DFD   (302 words)

  
 Trend toward software patents threatens open-source movement
Perens works as an author and strategic consultant for IT companies and has been instrumental in forming a number of open-source groups, including the Open Source Initiative and The Linux Standard Base.
Perens also took to task some large companies that have handed portions of their patent portfolios over to the open-source community, promising not to bring any legal action against open-source developers who use those ideas in their software.
Perens suggested that open-source advocates take their concerns to Congress, to ask for a revision of laws regarding software patents.
www.gcn.com /vol1_no1/daily-updates/35091-1.html   (578 words)

  
 Geek.com Geek News - UPDATED: Bruce Perens vs. the DMCA
Perens purchased two DVDs while in the U.K., and is disappointed that the discs will not play in his American DVD player.
Perens has purchased a "hacked" DVD player and is planning to demonstrate the method of hacking the regional settings on DVD players at the conference.
Bruce Perens is putting something very real and precious on the line: his freedom and finaces.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2002Jul/gee20020725015593.htm   (3570 words)

  
 LXer: Recognized Open Source Leader Bruce Perens Joins SourceLabs, Will Lead Developer Relations and Policy
Perens, a recognized leader in the open source software community, is the original author of the "Open Source Definition," now widely recognized as the authoritative description of open source software.
"Bruce is not only one of the original thinkers behind many of the concepts underlying today's vibrant open source community, he has also been one of its most effective advocates," said Byron Sebastian, CEO of SourceLabs.
Perens is series editor of the "Bruce Perens' Open Source Series" line of books with Prentice Hall PTR publishers.
lxer.com /module/newswire/view/37845   (1016 words)

  
 [Election] Bruce Perens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I mentioned the possibility of tapping Bruce as a board member several times in the past when we were initially appointing people to the board, but came to agree with others that it might not be the best idea.
The concern was that Bruce had a history of resigning from organizations (often in a huff), and developing personality conflicts which could be a problem.
Before that, he was Debian project leader and often plunged Debian into turmoil by very publically threatening to resign several times before moving on (and if I recall correctly, he actually resigned once or twice, later changing his mind and withdrawing the resignation).
www.freestandards.org /pipermail/election/2002-October/000040.html   (373 words)

  
 Slashdot | Bruce Perens Canned by HP
For nearly two years, Bruce Perens was a senior strategist for open-source software at Hewlett-Packard — an evangelist and rabble-rouser on behalf of a computing counterculture that is increasingly moving into the mainstream.
Perens said, but he was fired — "officially a termination," he noted.
Additionally Bruce doesn't have a great history of keeping everyone happy, it should have been expected that he'd make a few stabs at MS, who is one of the more popular targets.
old.law.columbia.edu /CPC/archive/people/1232253.html   (4340 words)

  
 LXer: Bruce Perens Joins Open Source Risk Management's Board of Directors
Perens is also the editor of a book series titled Bruce Perens' Open Source Series, and is Senior Research Scientist for Open Source at George Washington University's Cyber Security Policy Research Institute.
Perens is an elected director of Software in the Public Interest, Inc. and spends significant time working on patent policy issues of standards organizations in conjunction with his own research organization.
Previously, Perens spent two years as Senior Global Strategist for Linux and Open Source at HP and was president of Linux Capital Group, a venture capital fund specializing in Linux.
lxer.com /module/newswire/view/12815   (785 words)

  
 Eclectic Echoes: Microsoft's XML, Open Office & Bruce Perens: Patent Threats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All three users were going to buy MS Office for these systems, but all now report they are happy they didn’t.
In related news, Bruce Perens was recently interviewed by the BBC on the subject of Patents, SCO and Linux.
Bruce thinks that this year will be a strong year for Linux on the desktop, with large deployments in companies such as IBM and large institution and government agencies.
heupel.com /eclectic/2004/01/24/office-xml-patent-linux   (839 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Technology | Software patents 'threaten Linux'
Open source advocate Bruce Perens tells BBC technology correspondent Clark Boyd why the real threat to Linux and the open source movement is not from the SCO lawsuits, but from software patents.
Bruce Perens: I like the fact that the IBM ads emphasise the openness.
Bruce Perens is the primary author of the Open Source Definition, the manifesto of the open source movement and has been a spokesperson for Linux and the open source movement for more than a decade.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3422853.stm   (967 words)

  
 Ovidiu Predescu's Weblog: Bruce Perens no longer with HP
Bruce Perens, one of the original open source movement founders, is no longer with HP.
His departure follows two highly publicized cases where HP invoked DMCA to threaten a group of researchers not to publish a vulnerability of the Tru64 operating system, which HP inherited by its aquisition of Compaq.
He was asked to not give a public demonstration of a DVD region-protection circumvenition technique at the highly visible O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
www.webweavertech.com /ovidiu/weblog/archives/000037.html   (181 words)

  
 Wired News: Flak Over Hack Hushes Talk
Bruce Perens declined to risk violating 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act at the
Earlier this week, Perens told the press that he would explore methods of hacking DVD players at his presentation on Friday.
Perens isn't the only person who could have found himself in hot water.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,54168,00.html   (684 words)

  
 Open Mind: An evening with Bruce Perens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I also had the chance to have dinner with Bruce and speak to him after the meeting for LWN, and wrote up a summary of the event as well.
Bruce had quite a few interesting things to say, some of which were on the topic of open source, and some not.
Being an avid fan of animation, I really enjoyed Bruce's talk because he spent about twenty minutes talking about his history prior to Linux — including his stint with Pixar, all the way back when they were still owned by George Lucas.
www.corante.com /openmind/archives/000472.html   (573 words)

  
 Ovidiu Predescu's Weblog: More on Bruce Perens departure from HP
As I reported earlier, Bruce is no longer with HP.
The main reasons for his departure though seem to be related to the Microsoft baiting Bruce is doing.
Bruce started Sincere Choice to counter the Microsoft led initiative.
www.webweavertech.com /ovidiu/weblog/archives/000043.html   (154 words)

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