Chattin' with Peter Brown of the FSF

When I was in Boston to attend the Ubuntu Developer Summit, I was able to sneak away one morning to visit the Free Software Foundation and chat with Peter Brown, the FSF's executive director.  Peter was tired from the Sox victory the night before but rose to the occasion and provided a lively interview.

My interview with Peter (10:20)  Listen (Mp3)    Listen (ogg)

 
"Take that, Rockies!" 

Some of the topics we tackle

  • How the focus of the FSF has shifted over time from code to causes
  • What the role of the FSF is and what does Peter do
  • How the Browns got across the pond and how Peter got involved with the FSF.
  • The Sinclair ZX81 and Peter's short-lived career as a game programmer
  • Peter's background in non-profits, finance and the BBC
  • Oxford Pub gardens

 

 
Deborah mans the fort.  Is that the Mona Lisa over her left shoulder? 

 

 

On closer inspection...yikes!

Pau for now... 

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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