Bruce Perens is an extremely prominent member of the Open Source community. see "Bruce Perens" on Wikipedia He has been involved in a fairly small way in a couple geek feminist discussions:
- He underestimated the number of women in FLOSS and made some problematic statements about the social capacity of people with an autism spectrum disorder in LWN comments
- He was one of the people MikeeUSA complained to after the deletion of his Sourceforge account during the Geek feminism harassment incident, although it appears Perens did not take any notice of Mikee's email.
These have been mainly notable because of Perens's fame in the Open Source community.
Bruce Perens is listed as one of the Seed 100 Funders of the Ada Initiative. He is listed at the "Analytical Engineer" level. This means that he donated at least $1000 to the organization during the first major fund drive when it was founded.