Chris DiBona is a world authority on developer ecosystems and open source software. Notably he ran Google's open source office for nearly 19 years. 

At Google, he started and ran the open source program office, ran engineering in, helped across Alphabet's entities as varied as Waymo, Intrinsic, Verily and more. He spun up and ran Google's maker effort, it's general science outreach, worked with GV, GCapital, and so, so much more. He hired close to 3000 people, including much of the Android and platforms teams and maintained Google's relationships with the hundred of thousands of developers the world over.

He has been an advisor to the Royal United Services Institute, the worlds oldest defense and security think tank, since 2016, and under Obama, was a member of the US Commerce Departments' Data Access Commission. Previously he spun up the All for good jobs site for the Obama administration with Jonathan Greenblatt. 

Since 2015, he has helped create Fractured Veil, a video  game set on  far future Maui.  Previously, Mr. DiBona has published two books on open source, countless articles and posts about the subject, has spoken thousands of times to venues big and small, helped the production of HBO's Silicon Valley, Amazon's Good Omens adaptation and long ago, was an editor for, a sometimes broadcaster for TechTV, a podcaster for Floss Weekly and is still podcasting for the same dumb podcast started in 1998, Geeks in Space. He is a limited partner with Rally Ventures and Mercury funds. 

A proud husband and father, Mr. DiBona lives in Pacific Northwest and has a Masters in software engineering from Carnegie Melon University.  was a visiting scholar/scientist at MIT Sloan and took *forever* to get his bachelors from George Mason University.  He can be reached via  Also available are profiles on wikipedia, imdb and a twitter feed which you can take a look at.


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