OSI recently held its first election for a director selected by its new Individual Membership. From a very strong field of candidates, a clear majority of Individual Members expressed preference for Richard Fontana to be elected as OSI’s newest Director.
Now working at Red Hat, Richard was counsel at the Software Freedom Law Center where he represented a number of nonprofit clients, principally the Free Software Foundation. He is perhaps best known for his work on the drafting of GPLv3, LGPLv3 and AGPLv3 with Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen. He brings great experience of the practicalities of open source and the Board are delighted to welcome Richard as its newest member.