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Shauna Gordon-McKeon and Richard Stallman to Keynote SeaGL 2015!

We are excited to announce that Shauna Gordon-McKeon, the main organizer of OpenHatch’s Open Source Comes to Campus events, and Richard M. Stallman, GNU’s Project leader, will deliver the keynote addresses at the 2015 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference.

Besides her work bringing open source tools to some of the world’s top universities, Shauna’s numerous contributions to the open source community are listed on the Open Hatch site:

She’s also a freelance programmer, researcher, organizer and writer. She’s worked for the MIT Media Lab and Civic Commons, among others, and volunteers with the Sunlight Foundation and the Open Science Collaboration.

Richard’s three decades of activism are summed up on the Free Software Foundation website:

Since the mid-1990s, Stallman has spent most of his time in political advocacy for free software, and spreading the ethical ideas of the movement, as well as campaigning against both software patents and dangerous extension of copyright laws. Before that, Richard developed a number of widely used programs that are components of GNU, including the original Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, the GNU symbolic debugger (gdb), GNU Emacs, and various others.