John Gilmore

IRL Name: 
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. Prior to his work at EFF, John worked for Sun Microsystems as one of its first five employees.

He currently owns the domain name, which is one of the 100 oldest active .com domains. It was registered on August 18, 1987, and serves on the boards of the Usenix Association, Codeweavers, and ReQuest.


Is a strong drug and encryption policy advocate as a part of his work with the EFF.