Open Source 201: Standard OSS Licenses and their Common Use

A session at Open Source License Clinic DC

Thursday 9th May, 2013

9:05am to 10:45am (EST)

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Luis Villa

Clinic Moderator + Presenter

Luis is Deputy General Counsel of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that supports Wikipedia. The Foundation's legal team handles a variety of issues, including open source and Creative Commons licensing, privacy, trademarks, and everything else needed to keep the world's fifth largest website running.

Prior to Wikimedia, Luis was an associate at Greenberg Traurig, focusing on open source and peer production of software and media. Clients included the Knight Foundation, Google, and Facebook. He also worked at Mozilla, where he led the drafting of version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License.

Outside of Wikimedia, Luis is a director of the Open Source Initiative, chair of the OSI's licensing committee, and is an invited expert on the World Wide Web Consortium's Patents and Standards Interest Group. Before practicing law, Luis trained as a programmer and was a manager at a successful Linux startup.

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Time 9:05am10:45am EST

Date Thu 9th May 2013

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