Luis Villa

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Luis Villa's Wikimedia staff photograph, April 2013

Luis Villa is an American attorney, and Deputy General Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation. Previously he was an attorney at Greenberg Traurig and Mozilla,[1] where he worked on the revision of the Mozilla Public License (MPL). He continued that work at Greenberg Traurig[2] where notably he was part of the team defending Google against Oracle's claims concerning Android.[3] Prior to graduating from Columbia Law School in 2009, he was an employee at Ximian,[4] which was acquired by Novell in 2003. He spent a year as a "senior geek in residence" at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society[5] working on[6] He has been elected four times to the board of the GNOME Foundation.[7] He was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, and blogs regularly.[4] He is a director of the Open Source Initiative.[8]


  1. ^ "Addition to Planet Mozilla". 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ [Posted January 7, 2011 by ris] (2011-01-07). "Villa: Changing Jobs". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  3. ^ Monterrey, Carlos. "Luis Villa: “I wanted to be an Internet lawyer”". Wikimedia Blog. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Profile by". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Berkman Center page". 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Interview with CNet". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Villa's election to Gnome Foundation Board". 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  8. ^ Phipps, Simon. "OSI Board Changes 2014". OSI. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

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