Hi! I’m Luis Villa. I’m the Deputy General Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation. My goal as a lawyer is to help innovators and creators do their thing – with minimal interference, and maximum assistance, from their lawyers.
My blog, discussing a mix of technology, law, and my personal life.
Pictures I’ve taken of my life and travels.
Talks I’ve given on software and the law.
Before law school, I was geek-in-residence at the Berkman Center For Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. I did mostly project management for Berkman projects like StopBadware and H2O, but also general geekery of various and sundry sorts.
I used to be a very active legOS hacker, but am no longer actively involved with Lego Mindstorms.
I went to Duke, where I was a Cameron Crazy, and studied political science and computer science. I was lucky enough to have some brilliant profs like John Brehm, Tom Spragens, Scott de Marchi, Karen Stenner, Michael Littman, and Owen Astrachan.
I grew up in sunny, green Coral Gables, Florida.
You may have come here looking for another Luis Villa.
I am not Luis Villa, Jr., MD, an oncologist (and also my father).
I also am not Luis Villa, a Spaniard usability expert.
If you’re another Luis Villa, drop a note and say hi! :)