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Matt Lee (artist)

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Matt Lee (born July 21, 1981) is a British artist, software freedom activist, hacker, and writer. He is a former free software developer at GitLab and was previously technical lead of Creative Commons,[2] from 2014-2016. He is a speaker and webmaster for the GNU Project. He also maintains the GNU social and GNU FM packages.

Matt Lee
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Matt Lee in Vancouver, Canada in 2016
Born Matt Lee
(1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 36)
Residence Boston, MA[1]
Home town Ashburton, Devon

Between 2008 and 2012, Lee was the main contact behind the Free Software Foundation Defective by Design and Play Ogg campaigns. He also served as the chief-webmaster for the GNU Project.[3]

In 2007, Lee wrote and produced Happy Birthday to GNU starring Stephen Fry, a short film to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the GNU Project. The final product was released under a Creative Commons license. In 2015, he co-wrote and directed his first feature, Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College.[4]

Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College (2017)

As a speaker for the GNU ProjectEdit

Lee currently delivers speeches on the following topics in English:[5]

  • Strategies for communicating and organizing around free software ideals
  • Creating free software for the web

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