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Karl Fogel

Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and copyright reform activist. In 1999 he wrote "Open Source Development With CVS" (Coriolis OpenPress, online at cvsbook.com), and in 2005 "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project" (O'Reilly Media, online at producingoss.com), based partly on his experiences in the Subversion project. He has worked at CollabNet, Google, Canonical, O'Reilly Media, and Code for America / Civic Commons, all as an open source specialist. He is now a partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects, is an Open Internet Tools Project Fellow at the New America Foundation, is a member of the board of directors of the Open Source Initiative, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom. In 2007 he founded Question Copyright and continues to serve as its President and Executive Director. He writes and speaks regularly on copyright, open source, and the application of open source principles in areas outside software. His home page is red-bean.com/kfogel, and he is @kfogel on Identi.ca and Twitter.

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