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Newest FSF Board Member Hill Discusses Free Software Goals

Jul 12, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"'I'm a bit of a rebel,' Benjamin Mako Hill says, 'with rather too many causes.' Best known for his many roles in Debian, Hill is also a member of the Ubuntu Community Council, an advisor to One Laptop Per Child, a director of Software Freedom International, and the originator of several free software projects--to say nothing of an active voice for the Free Culture Movement, and the occasional organizer of such activities as last fall's iPod Liberation Event in Cambridge, Mass. Hill recently took on his largest challenge yet as the youngest director on the Free Software Foundation's board of directors.

"Hill 'represents fresh, young blood,' says Peter Brown, the FSF executive director. 'He's very much a community person...'"

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