Bruce Perens
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"Bruce Perens" is an American Programmer/computer programmer and advocate in the free software movement. He created The Open Source Definition and published the first formal announcement and manifesto of open source. He co-founded the Open Source Initiative (OSI) with Eric S. Raymond.

In 2005, Perens represented Open Source at the World Summit on the Information Society/United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, at the invitation of the United Nations Development Programme. He has appeared before national legislatures and is often quoted in the press, advocating for open source and the reform of national and international technology policy.

Perens is also an Amateur radio/amateur radio operator, with call sign K6BP. He promotes open radio communications standards.

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