Mike Linksvayer

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Linksvayer serves on the boards of Software Freedom Conservancy, OpenHatch, and AcaWiki, is a member of the Open Definition Advisory Council, and of the steering committee for Snowdrift.coop. From 2003 to 2012 he served as CTO and VP of Creative Commons, where he is now a Senior Fellow. He coordinated the knowledge stream of the Economics and Commons Conference. In 2000 he co-founded Bitzi, an early open content/open data mass collaboration platform. He has been an advocate for free software and related movements since 1990 and published one of the first interviews with Linus Torvalds in 1993. One of his main obsessions is forming connections among software freedom and other commons movements. He blogs at http://gondwanaland.com/mlog


Recent publications include:

  • (Interview). The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation, Jono Bacon. O'Reilly Media, 2012.
  • (with Aleksandar Erkalovic, Adam Hyde, Michael Mandiberg, Marta Peirano, Sissu Tarka, Astra Taylor, Alan Toner, Mushon Zer-Aviv) Collaborative Futures. FLOSSManuals, 2010.

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