Keynote by Tony Sebro
Tony Sebro is an attorney with experience in technology, free and open source software, free culture, policy, and strategy. Tony is currently the Deputy General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and its related projects. Tony helps manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation's legal department and provides specific expertise relating to technology, intellectual property, open source licensing, non-profit law, privacy and strategy.
Tony joined the Foundation after serving as General Counsel for Software Freedom Conservancy — a public charity that acts as the home for more than 40 free and open source software projects, including Git, Selenium and Samba. Prior to joining Conservancy, he spent time in the private practice and as an intellectual property licensing and business development professional with IBM.
Tony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; an MBA from the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business; and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Tony serves as a member of Software Freedom Conservancy’s board of directors and as an organizer of Outreachy, an initiative that provides internships to work in open source and free software.
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