I am a lawyer and community-builder, and currently the co-founder and general counsel of Tidelift.

In previous lives, I've been:

  • Deputy General Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation;
  • a board member of the Open Source Initiative, and chair of the licensing committee;
  • an associate at Greenberg Traurig, working for a variety of clients on technology transactions and licensing issues;
  • an attorney at Mozilla, where I led the revision of the Mozilla Public License, version 2.0;
  • maintainer of a GPL'd operating system for Lego Mindstorms robots;
  • QA and management with GNOME, Ximian, and Novell;
  • a member of the GNOME board of directors.

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