writes to tell us that Mark Webbink has joined the board
of the Software Freedom Law Center. Good news for the FOSS community, bad news if he was hoping for a quiet retirement. "Webbink comes to SFLC from Red Hat, the premiere Linux and open source vendor, where he served as its first general counsel beginning in 2000. In 2004, he became Red Hat's deputy general counsel for intellectual property, a position he served in until his retirement in August 2007. During his tenure with Red Hat, Webbink wrote and spoke extensively on the subjects of open source software, software patents, and patent reform."