Matt Lee (artist)

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Matt Lee
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Matt Lee in Vancouver, Canada in 2016
Matt Lee

(1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 37)
ResidenceBoston, MA[1]
Home townAshburton, Devon

Matt Lee (born July 21, 1981) is a British artist, comedian, director, software freedom activist, hacker, and writer. He is a free software developer previously at GitLab and was formerly technical lead of Creative Commons,[2] from 2014-2016. He is a speaker and webmaster for the GNU Project. He also founded the GNU social and GNU FM projects.

Between 2008 and 2012, Lee was the main contact behind the Free Software Foundation Defective by Design and Play Ogg campaigns. He also served as the chief-webmaster for the GNU Project.[3]

In 2007, Lee wrote and produced Happy Birthday to GNU starring Stephen Fry, a short film to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the GNU Project. The final product was released under a Creative Commons license. In 2015, he co-wrote and directed his first feature, Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College.[4]

Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College (2017)

As a speaker for the GNU Project[edit]

Lee currently delivers speeches on the following topics in English:[5]

  • Strategies for communicating and organizing around free software ideals
  • Creating free software for the web


  1. ^ "Matt Lee (@mattl) | Twitter".
  2. ^ "Matt Lee, Creative Commons".
  3. ^ GNU's Webmasters - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  4. ^ "Matt Lee - IMDB".
  5. ^ GNU and Free Software Speakers - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

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