John Gilmore

Programmer, Organization founder

1957 –

63

Who is John Gilmore?

John Gilmore is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. He created the alt.* hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU project.

An outspoken civil libertarian, Gilmore has sued the FAA, Department of Justice, and others. He challenged the constitutionality of secret law regarding travel security policies in Gilmore v. Gonzales.

Gilmore is also a philanthropist, and has given financial support to, among others, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Marijuana Policy Project, Erowid, MAPS, and various organizations seeking to end the war on drugs.

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Born
1957
York
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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