Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Gervase Markham

Gervase Markham works for Mozilla, the open source software project behind Firefox, Thunderbird, Firefox OS and other initiatives to keep the web open and free. His 12 years with the project have led to the acquisition of an eclectic range of responsibilities, but he is currently focussed on issues of project governance, licensing and trademarks - hence his business-card title, "Governator". He is the first port of call for copyright questions within Mozilla, and was one of the team working on the recently-released Mozilla Public License 2.0. He has no formal legal training, but describes himself as Mozilla's barrack-room lawyer.

He lives in Sheffield, UK, with his wife and two children (one not yet born). He is a follower of Jesus, a lover of good cheese, and a supporter of Liverpool FC. His website is


Title Day Room Track Start End
Mozilla: Licensing In The Trenches Saturday K.3.201 Legal issues 17:00 17:45