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Privly Foundation Governance

The Privly Foundation is a pending non-profit organization to educate and enable the general public to have personal information privacy on the web. The Privly Foundation oversees the Privly community, an open privacy stack. In line with The Privly Foundation's mission to educate, they organize Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday.

The inaugural Privly Foundation board meeting took place on September 18th 2012 in Portland Oregon. The accepted minutes from the meeting are available here. The bylaws and conflict of interest policy are attached to this page. The Bylaws were adapted from the Drupal Association's bylaws.

Board of Directors

Sean McGregor - Ph.D. Student in Computer Science at Oregon State University

Sean McGregor is the creator and lead developer for the Privly project. A native of the United States, McGregor is a PhD student in computer science at Oregon State University. In 2008, McGregor earned a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College, with studies in computer science, environmental policy, government, and economics.

Carlos Jensen - Associate Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University

Carlos Jensen is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University (OSU). He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005, where he was a member of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center (GVU).

His areas of research are in Usable Privacy and Security (HCISec), with a particular focus on making online decisions about privacy and security understandable and meaningful to users. He also does research related to open source communities.

Leslie Hawthorn - Community Action and Impact at Red Hat

An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has over 10 years experience in high tech project management, marketing and public relations. In March 2012 she joined Red Hat, Inc., where she is responsible for Community Action & Impact on the company’s Open Source and Standards team. Prior to Red Hat, she served as Outreach Manager at Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab and as a Program Manager for Google’s Open Source Team, where she managed the Google Summer of Code Program, created the contest now known as Google Code In and launched the company’s Open Source Developer Blog.