User:LuisV (WMF)

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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.
Me, a white shirt, and a green post.

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: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated. The legal team can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation on legal matters, so we are unable to give legal advice to others, including community members, editors, or contributors. Communications with members of the legal team are not consultations and do not create any confidential relationship.

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