Board of Directors
Brad Templeton
Chairman of the Board, entrepreneur; technologist
Brad Templeton Brad Templeton, active in the computer network community since 1979, was founder and publisher at ClariNet Communications Corp., the #1 Internet-based electronic newspaper publisher until selling it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. Brad participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and in 1987 founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world's most widely read computerized conference on that network. He also founded Looking Glass Software Limited, and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products. He was the first employee of Personal Software/Visicorp, which was the first major microcomputer applications software company, and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products, including VisiPlot for the IBM-PC, various games, popular tools and utilities for Commodore computers, special Pascal and Basic programming environments designed for education (ALICE), an add-in spreadsheet compiler for Lotus 1-2-3 (3-2-1 Blastoff), and various network related software tools. He currently is also on the board of the Foresight Institute. He maintains a blog at John Perry Barlow
Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman of the Board, entrepreneur; writer; lyricist
John Perry Barlow John Perry Barlow is a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. A co-founder of EFF, he was the first to apply the term cyberspace to the "place" it presently describes. He has written for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo 2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the masthead of Wired magazine since it was founded. His piece on the future of copyright, "The Economy of Ideas," is taught in many law schools, and his "Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" is posted on thousands of websites. In 1997, he was a Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics and has been, since 1998, a Berkman Fellow at the Harvard Law School. John works actively with several consulting groups, including Diamond Technology Partners, Vanguard, and Global Business Network. In 1999, FutureBanker Magazine named him "One of the 25 Most Influential People in Financial Services." He writes, speaks, and consults on a broad variety of subjects, particularly digital economy. David Farber
Boardmember, Professor of Telecommunications, University of Pennsylvania
David Farber David Farber is the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems, holding dual appointments in the Computer and Information Science and Electrical Engineering Departments at the University of Pennsylvania, where he manages leading edge research in High Speed Networking. In addition, he holds appointments as a Faculty Fellow of the Wharton School of Business and a Faculty Associate of the Annenberg School of Communications. In 2000, he served as Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He also directs the Center for Communications and Information Sciences and Policy. He is a Visiting Professor of the Center for Global Communications of Japan, a Senior Fellow at the Asia Network Research, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and has served on the Presidential Advisory Board on Information Technology. Dave is the recipient of the 1995 ACM Sigcomm Award for lifelong contributions to the computer communications field, and in 1997 was awarded the prestigious John Scott Award for Contributions to Humanity. In 1997, Upside magazine named him one of its Elite 100 visionaries of the field, and in 1999 Dave was named in Network World as one of the 25 most powerful people in networking. Ed Felten
Boardmember, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs Director,
Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Ed Felten Edward W. Felten is a Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and is the founding Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He has published about eighty papers in the research literature, and two books. His research on topics such as web security, copyright and copy protection, and electronic voting has been covered extensively in the popular press. His weblog, at, is widely read for its commentary on technology, law, and policy.

He was the lead computer science expert witness for the Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case, and he has testified in other important lawsuits. He has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on digital television technology and regulation, and before the House Administration Committee on electronic voting. In 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of fifty worldwide science and technology leaders. John Gilmore
Co-Founder, Board Member, entrepreneur; technologist
John Gilmore John Gilmore is an entrepreneur and civil libertarian. He was an early employee of Sun Microsystems, early open source author, and co-created Cygnus Solutions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks, the DES Cracker, and the Internet's "alt" newsgroups. He's spent 30 years doing programming, hardware and software design, management, philosophy, philanthropy, and investment. Along with being a board member of EFF, he is also on the Board of the Usenix Association, CodeWeavers, and ReQuest. He's trying to get people to think more about the society they are building. His advocacy on drug policy aims to reduce the immense harm caused by current attempts to control the mental states of free citizens. His advocacy on encryption policy aims to improve public understanding of this fundamental technology for privacy and accountability in open societies. Brewster Kahle
Boardmember, entrepreneur; technologist
Brewster Kahle Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all human knowledge for more than fifteen years.

Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing transformational technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet's first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive, the largest publicly accessible, privately funded digital archive in the world. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet in April 1996, which was sold to in 1999. Alexa's services are bundled into more than 80% of Web browsers.

Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. As a student, he studied artificial intelligence with Marvin Minsky and W. Daniel Hillis. In 1983, Kahle helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker, serving there as lead engineer for six years. He is profiled in Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite (HardWired, 1996). He was selected as a member of the Upside 100 in 1997, Micro Times 100 in 1996 and 1997, and Computer Week 100 in 1995. Joe Kraus
Joe Kraus Joe Kraus is co-founder and CEO of JotSpot, the first application-wiki company. A long time entrepreneur, Joe has been involved with early-stage technology development and starting companies for more than twelve years. Upon graduation from Stanford University in 1993, he joined with five engineering friends to found the highly successful Internet company, Excite, Inc. The original president of Excite, Joe was deeply involved in product strategy, direction and vision as the company grew. He also held senior operational roles in business development, international development and content.

After leaving Excite@Home in 2000, Joe was a co-founder of, a non-profit grassroots consumer organization with more than 50,000 members dedicated to protecting consumers fair-use rights to digital media. Joe, along with other co-founder Graham Spencer, continues to work on these important issues. In addition to his non-profit focus, he has also spent many years as an angel investor, working with numerous early-stage technology companies. Lawrence Lessig
Boardmember, Professor of Law, Stanford University; attorney; columnist & author
Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School. Previously Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School from 1997 to 2000 and professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1991 to 1997, Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Larry teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, comparative constitutional law, and the law of cyberspace. He participates in conferences, seminars and workshops all over the globe, including this past year at the Conference on New Institutional Economics in Germany, the Internet Summit in Spain, the Brightmail Spam Summit in Washington D.C., the PC Forum in Arizona, IT-University Policy Lectures in Denmark, and the MacArthur Conference on the New Law and Economics in Chicago. His recent books include Free Culture, published by Penguin Books, The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World, published by Random House, and Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace, published by Basic Books. In 1999-2000, he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He is a Board Member of the Center for the Public Domain, and a Commission Member of the Penn National Commission on Society, Culture and Community at the University of Pennsylvania. Pamela Samuelson
Boardmember, Professor of Law and Information Management, and Co-Director, Center for Law and Technology, University of California at Berkeley
Pamela Samuelson Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management and Systems and the School of Law, where she is Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Her principal area of expertise is intellectual property law, and she has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes. In 1997, she was named a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and has also been a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery. In 1998, the National Law Journal named her as one of the 50 most outstanding women lawyers in the U.S. She is a member of the American Law Institute and of the Board of Directors for the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. As a Contributing Editor of the computing professionals' journal, Communications of the ACM, Pam writes a regular "Legally Speaking" column. A 1976 graduate of Yale Law School, she practiced law as an associate with the New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher before turning to more academic pursuits. From 1981 through June 1996, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, from which she visited at Columbia, Cornell, and Emory Law Schools.