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Mark Radcliffe

DLA Piper
Chair of the Open Source Software Group
Mark Radcliffe is the Chair of the Open Source Software Group at DLA Piper and has been advising on open source matters for over 15 years. He assisted Sun Microsystems in open sourcing the Solaris operating system and drafting the CDDL. He represents both startups and large companies in their open source and software licensing matters. Open source licensing is a major part of his practice. He works for (or has worked) with a number of large companies on their open source matters including Oracle, Red Hat, Sun, Adobe, Palm, eBay and Accenture. He also represents or has represented many "open source" startup companies which include: Anaconda, SugarCRM, DeviceVM, Ingres, Ohlo, Reductive Labs and ReVolution Analytics. He helped develop the “dual licensing” model for SugarCRM. He is currently assisting a number of blockchain projects on open source software issues.

He serves as outside General Counsel, on a pro bono basis, for the Open Source Initiative and on the Legal Committee of the Apache Software Foundation. He was the Chair of Committee C for the Free Software Foundation in reviewing GPLv3 and was the lead drafter for Project Harmony. He is outside general counsel of the Open Stack Foundation and drafted their corporate documents as well as advising them on open source matters. He also has experience in organizing or working with other open source foundations, including the PRPL Foundation, Nordix Foundation and the Linux Foundation (on certain matters).

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