Peter T. Brown

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Brown in 2010

Peter T. Brown was the Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) from 2005 until early 2011. Having come from a business management and finance background,[1] he began working for the organization in 2001 as a comptroller, and was promoted to Executive Director in 2005 after the departure of Bradley Kuhn. He was replaced by John Sullivan.[2] He has since joined the Software Freedom Conservancy as a director and treasurer.[3] He is from Oxford, England, and has worked in the past for the BBC and the New Internationalist.

He became an American citizen in August 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "Peter T. Brown". Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. ^ "FSF announces new executive director". 17 March 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Peter Brown and Stormy Peters Appointed as Directors of Software Freedom Conservancy". 15 August 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  4. ^ "After 16 years living in Boston I am finally becoming an American citizen today at Faneuil Hall. Exciting! • r/boston". reddit. Retrieved 17 August 2017.

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