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Carlo Piana

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Nationality  Italian
Name  Carlo Piana
Role  Lawyer

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Born  25 September 1968 (age 47) (1968-09-25) Omegna (VB), Italy
Occupation  Lawyer, Free Software advocate
Known for  Free Software advocacy, antitrust activities, open standards

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Carlo Piana is a lawyer by training and a Free Software advocate. A qualified attorney in Italy, Piana has been practicing IT law since 1995, focusing his practice on software, technology, standardization, data protection and digital liberties in general, and serves as external General Counsel to the Free Software Foundation Europe ("FSFE").

Piana has been involved in some of the cornerstone legal cases in Europe, such as the long-running antitrust battle between the EU Commission and Microsoft where he represents both the FSFE and the Samba Team, the standardization of OOXML at ISO/IEC, and more recently defending Oracle in its attempted acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

Piana is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review ("IFOSS L. rev.") and is member of the board of directors of the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation.

In 2008 he established a freelance consulting practice on IT law, where he leads a small group of IT lawyers named Array.


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