LibrePlanet: Conference/2010/Schedule/Saturday/Louis Suarez-Potts

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Louis Suárez-Potts is the longtime Community Development Manager and Chair of the Community Council for; he joined Sun Microsystems in 2007 and has led the community since 2000. (In 2010 the acquisition of Sun by Oracle was completed; Suárez-Potts is now with Oracle.) The lead and co-lead of several projects and the primary spokesperson and representative of, Suárez-Potts also represents the project regarding OpenDocument Format (ODF) matters, and is on the OASIS ODF Adoption and Interoperability Technical Committees and is a member of the ODF Alliance, representing He speaks frequently at national and international conferences on the ODF,, education and free- and open-source software and culture, and on the practice of community development. Suárez-Potts is currently working on several articles examining the history and logic of corporate-sponsored open-source and free-software development, as well as its adoption by public enterprises. He lives in Toronto and received his PhD from U.C. Berkeley.

Louis Suárez-Potts