Richard Fontana

Open Source Licensing and Patent Counsel
Red Hat, Inc.

Richard Fontana is Red Hat's Open Source Licensing Counsel. At Red Hat he spends most of his time advising developers about licensing, copyright and patent issues, educating non-developers about FOSS legal culture, and promoting open standards and intellectual property law reform.

Before joining Red Hat, Fontana was an attorney at the Software Freedom Law Center, where his principal client was the Free Software Foundation. He was co-author, with Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen, of the GNU GPL, version 3.

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