December 11-12 | Montreal, Canada
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Thursday, December 12 • 11:20am - 12:30pm
Panel: Open Source, Standards, and Economics - Jory Burson, Bocoup; James Bryce Clark, OASIS; Wendy Seltzer, W3C; Luis Villa, Tidelift

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This panel will discuss the real policy and economic impact of open source and standards, with an emphasis on issues that affect developers. The panel hopes to help give the audience a more nuanced understanding of the business and policy mechanics that drive the JavaScript ecosystem, and how they can make more informed choices about their participation. We hope to help them understand common issues that often lead to FUD, such as patent vs. copyright concerns, and what they need to consider as individuals when participating in activities like crowdfunding open source development. We will also talk about how traditional models of open source and standards work are changing - where they are succeeding and where they are falling short.

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Luis Villa

Co-founder and General Counsel, Tidelift, Inc.
Luis has been involved in open source since the late 1990s, first as a developer and then as an attorney. In private practice he’s advised clients ranging from startups to Facebook and Google, worked in-house at Mozilla, Wikimedia, and Tidelift, served on the GNOME, Open Source... Read More →
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Jory Burson

Community Manager, OpenJS Foundation
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James Bryce Clark

I'm part of the secretariat for one of the better-establisxhed global internet standards host organizations.  Lots of community managerment, licensing, KR, e-government, and trade issues.     I was a Wall Street lawyer, but I got better.  Based in Los Angeles.  On the local yacht... Read More →

Wendy Seltzer

Counsel and Strategy Lead, W3C
Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel and Technology & Society Domain Lead at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where she leads work on privacy, security, and social web standards. As a visiting Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, she researches openness in intellectual... Read More →

Thursday December 12, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm EST