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Luis Villa

General Counsel & Co-Founder
San Francisco
I am the co-founder and general counsel of Tidelift. Previously I advised clients, from Fortune 50 companies to leading startups, on product development, open source licensing, and other matters, both at my own practice and at Greenberg Traurig.

I am also an experienced open source community leader with organizations the Wikimedia Foundation, Mozilla, the Open Source Initiative and the GNOME Foundation. Outside of software, I've been an invited expert on the Patents and Standards Interest Group of the World Wide Web Consortium and am part of the Legal Working Group of OpenStreetMap.

Prior to law, I was an engineering manager at Ximian, one of the first Linux desktop startups, and maintained LegOS, a GPL-licensed C-based operating system for the first generation Lego Mindstorms robot.