Bruce Byfield (born May 13, 1958) is a contributing editor for the OSTG sites NewsForge, Linux.com, and the IT Managers Journal. Among other topics, he reports on the Debian Project, the Free Software Foundation, licensing issues, and office applications. He also writes a twice-monthly blog for the Linux Journal website, which tends to center on varying aspects of OpenOffice.org, the free software office suite. In addition to his online publications, he has published in such magazines as Linux Journal, Maximum Linux, and The New Internationalist.
Before becoming a journalist, Byfield was marketing and communications director at Progeny Linux Systems, and product manager at Stormix Technologies. His book Witches of the Mind is considered the definitive work on the American fantasist Fritz Leiber. He also designs elearning courses and is a marketing and communications consultant.
Byfield lives in Burnaby, Canada. In addition to free and open source software, his interests include parrots, running, science fiction, and listening to punk-folk music.