Karl Fogel
Biography

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Standard bio:

Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and consultant. In 2005 he wrote Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project (O'Reilly Media), based partly on his experiences in the Subversion project.

He is a founding partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects. He has worked at CollabNet, Google, Canonical, O'Reilly Media, and Code for America / Civic Commons, all as an open source specialist. He has also been an Open Internet Tools Project Fellow at the New America Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the Open Source Initative. He is currently a member of the Apache Software Foundation and President of QuestionCopyright.org.

He can be found at @kfogel on Identi.ca and Twitter, and his home page is red-bean.com/kfogel.

Bio with copyright reform activism focus:

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; both books were released under free licenses and translated into multiple languages as a result. 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. He is also an Open Internet Tools Project Fellow at the New America Foundation, a former member of the board of directors of the Open Source Initiative, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom. In 2007 he founded Question Copyright and serves 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.

Standard bio, in plain text:

Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and consultant. In 2005 he wrote the first edition of "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project" (O'Reilly Media; revised 2017), based partly on his experiences in the Subversion project.

He is a founding partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects. He has worked at CollabNet, Google, Canonical, O'Reilly Media, and Code for America / Civic Commons, all as an open source specialist. He has also been an Open Internet Tools Project Fellow at the New America Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the Open Source Initative. He is currently a member of the Apache Software Foundation and President of QuestionCopyright.org.

He can be found at @kfogel on Identi.ca and Twitter, and his home page is red-bean.com/kfogel.

Standard bio, in the special Markdown format used for O'Reilly Media conferences:

Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and consultant. In 2005 he wrote "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project" (O'Reilly Media, online at "producingoss.com":http://producingoss.com/), based partly on his experiences in the "Subversion":http://subversion.apache.org/ project. He has worked at "CollabNet":http://collab.net/, "Google":http://google.com/, "Canonical":http://canonical.com/, "O'Reilly Media":http://oreilly.com/, and "Code for America":http://codeforamerica.org/ / "Civic Commons":http://civiccommons.org/, all as an open source specialist. He is now a partner at "Open Tech Strategies, LLC":http://opentechstrategies.com/, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects. He is also an "Open Internet Tools Project Fellow":http://openitp.org/ at the "New America Foundation":http://newamerica.net/, a former member of the board of directors of the "Open Source Initative":http://opensource.org/, and a member of the "Apache Software Foundation":http://apache.org/. He is @kfogel on "Identi.ca":http://identi.ca/kfogel and "Twitter":http://twitter.com/#!/kfogel, and his home page is "red-bean.com/kfogel":http://www.red-bean.com/kfogel/.

Short bio blurb (e.g., for O'Reilly Radar):

Karl Fogel has been working in free software since 1993, as a programmer and later as a specialist in open source project management. He was one of the founders of the Subversion project at CollabNet and is the author of Producing Open Source Software. He is now a partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC. Karl is also a former director at the Open Source Initiative and a member of the Apache Software Foundation.


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