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The Electronic Frontier Foundation at 16

NAME — Electronic Frontier Foundation

AGE — Turns 16 on July 10.

ROOTS — Formed by three technology pioneers who met on The WELL, an online community: Mitch Kapor, who co-founded Lotus Development Corp., which developed trailblazing programs such as Notes and the 1-2-3 spreadsheet; John Perry Barlow, a prominent computer ethicist, Grateful Dead songwriter and retired Wyoming rancher; and John Gilmore, who was employee No. 5 at Sun Microsystems Inc. and co-established the “alt” hierarchy for Usenet newsgroups.

FUNDING — Annual budget of $2.5 million, with some 75 percent coming

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