Simon Griffee

Data Liberation Front FAQ ➶

29 June 2011

bq.. Why do you call yourselves “The Data Liberation Front”?

We started as an internal engineering team back in 2007 and couldn’t agree on the name, so we came up with this name as an homage to The Judean People’s Front, the splinter group in Monty Python’s Life of Brian that spends most of its time bickering. In addition, we do see ourselves as being somewhat subversive, not so much within Google, but insofar as it’s unusual for a big company to work to make it easier for their customers to leave them.