Community Outreach Director, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She has been a free speech advocate, economic justice organizer and civil liberties defender. After working in Massachusetts politics for fifteen years, she became involved in the free software movement at the Free Software Foundation. Currently, Deb is the Community Outreach Director at the Open Invention Network. The Open Invention Network is a shared defensive patent pool with the mission to protect Linux. Any company, project or developer that is working on Linux, GNU, Android or any other Linux-related software is welcome to join OIN, free of charge or royalties.