Henry Poole (technologist)

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Henry Poole is a technologist and co-founder of CivicActions and serves on the Board of the Free Software Foundation.

As co-founder and CEO of Vivid Studios in 1993, Poole is considered a pioneer in the Internet services industry. Also in 1993, he served as technical editor for the book, Demystifying Multimedia. In 1994, he led a project to study the social interactions and use of technology for the WELL community. In 1995, Vivid Studios contracted with Microsoft to manage the online launch of Windows 95 (the largest technology product introduction in history on the Internet).

From May 2000 through April 2001, Poole was the CEO of French GNU/Linux publisher MandrakeSoft. In 2003, Poole served as the Director of Technology for US presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.

In 2002, Poole published the Affero General Public License, version 1.

A software activist, Poole has organized fundraisers for Dmitry Sklyarov and the Free Software Foundation.

He is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement. [1]

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