Bruce Perens is a leader in the Free Software and Open Source community. He is creator of the Open Source Definition , the manefesto of the Open Source movement in Software. He's founder or co-founder of the Open Source Initiative , The Linux Standard Base , Software in the Public Interest and No-Code International .
Perens released his first Free Software program, Electric Fence, in 1987. He is creator of Busybox which has spawned its own development community and is part of most commercial devices using embedded Linux.
Perens spent two years with HP as Senior Global Strategist for Linux and Open Source, and was president of Linux Capital Group, a venture fund that specialized in Linux.
Perens spent 20 years in the computer graphic animation industry, 12 of them at Pixar Animation Studios , He has a credit on the films A Bug's Life andToy Story II.