Luis Villa
Me, a white shirt, and a green post.
Luis Villa
Deputy General Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
"The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb." -McLuhan.

About me

I'm a lawyer and ex-programmer. I've spent my entire adult life doing peer production of various sorts, including hacking Lego robots, debugging Linux desktops, and revising the Mozilla Public License. Now I help out at Wikimedia. You can find more about me at w:Luis Villa and

Personal/for-fun edits are mostly at w:User:LuisVilla.

My work

I help protect and enable Wikimedia's users and staff. Particular areas of interest include licensing, software development, privacy, and contracts.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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