Chris DiBona ('cdibona', born October 1971) is the open source and public sector engineering manager at Google. His team oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches on Google Code. For his work on Google's public sector software, he looks after Google Moderator and the polling locations API.
Before joining Google, he was an editor at Slashdot and co-founded Damage Studios. DiBona has a B.S. in computer science from George Mason University and a M.S. in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He also co-edited Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution and Open Sources 2.0.
FLOSS Weekly 
He formerly co-hosted FLOSS Weekly (a podcast that was spun off from the popular This Week in Tech) with Leo Laporte. The show premiered on April 7, 2006, and features prominent guests from the free software/open source community. He also appears on This Week in Tech and CrankyGeeks from time to time and was in the documentary Revolution OS. On July 29, 2007, Laporte announced that due to commitment issues, DiBona was stepping down as host of FLOSS Weekly. Several other hosts took his place, including Randal Schwartz, Jon "Maddog" Hall and Jono Bacon. Laporte also noted that he hopes to post the show on a regular basis.
Science Foo Camp 
DiBona runs Science Foo Camp annually with Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media and Timo Hannay of Nature on the Google campus in Mountain View, California.
DiBona was a Linux commentator on TechTV's The Screen Savers, during 2004 and parts of 2005. His stories concentrated on fun applications and consumer use of Linux.
Other activities 
DiBona formerly served on the board of Our Good Works, a non-profit that looks after the volunteer matching website Allforgood.org. He's also a visiting scientist (formally a visiting scholar) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. DiBona served on the advisory board of imeem, a San Francisco, Ca. based social networking firm, and advises PicPlz, a San Francisco start-up.
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