July 8, 2015

GUADEC 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

Following the opening of registration, we’re glad to announce Pamela Chestek, Christian Hergert and Matthias Kirschner as keynote speakers for GUADEC 2015.

Pamela is the lawyer who worked with us during the trademark negotiations with Groupon. She is the principal of Chestek Legal in Raleigh, North Carolina, and counsels creative communities on open source, brand, marketing and copyright matters. At GUADEC, Pamela will share her thoughts on how the combined strength of the FOSS community made a difference in the Groupon case.

Christian has been involved in the Free Software community since the late 90s. He has worked on a wide range of desktop and server technologies for GNU/Linux,and is currently working on Builder, a new IDE created specifically with GNOME development in mind. In his talk, Christian will tell us more about Builder and his vision for development experience in the GNOME project.

Matthias is the Vice President of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). He started using GNU/Linux in 1999, when he realized that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is strongly believes that technology has to empower society instead of restrict it, and will discuss the boundaries for how computers are programmed and socially function.

We’re truly honored to have a such a special cast of keynote speakers joining us in Sweden. If you haven’t yet, make sure to register to attend GUADEC 2015. We’re looking forward to see you!