Biography and Photos

Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Mountain View, Ca. based Google. His teams oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches. Additionally, he looks after Google Making Science, an emerging scientific outreach program. For Google Ideas, he looks after Uproxy and Project Shield, among other programs. 

Mr. DiBona is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He occasionally appears on the This Week in Tech  and the This Week in Google podcasts. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management and has a masters in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to a number of firms. 

Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor and author for the website . Additionally, he co-edited the award-winning essay compilations "Open Sources" and "Open Sources 2.0" and writes for several publications. He was the host of Floss Weekly with Leo Laporte and made a number of appearances on TechTV's "The Screensavers" and on the Cranky Geeks

His personal blog can be found via and he can be reached via email via Also available is a profile on wikipedia and twitter feed which you can follow.

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Photos, including multiple versions of the one seen above, can be found on Picasaweb.


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May 7, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Feb 28, 2008, 5:54 PM