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I have some big shoes to fill

by Joshua Gay Contributions Published on Jun 12, 2012 06:17 PM
Joshua Gay is the new licensing and compliance manager at the FSF.

I'm sad to announce that I will no longer be able to work alongside Brett Smith, who served as the FSF's licensing and compliance engineer since 2007, but whom I first worked with at the FSF a decade ago when we both were interns for a summer. Brett has moved on to work with the World Wide Web Consortium and we wish him the best of luck! And, I hope you will all wish me the best of luck as I am changing roles here at the FSF. I am moving from campaigns manager to the newly re-branded, “licensing and compliance manager.”

But, the truth is, I don't need much luck. I have the good fortune of being able to join this position as part of a licensing team with Donald Robertson, III. And then of course, we have a great group of licensing volunteers as well as the generous time and support of the Software Freedom Law Center.

Donald and I have some big plans, and I hope you'll check out his blog post to see some of the things he's most excited about!

But, instead of telling you about all of the things I want to do as licensing and compliance manager, I would like you to tell me what you think we should be doing! Please send email to with your candid feedback and suggestions for ways we can grow and improve as a licensing and compliance team.

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