Jason B. Wacha
Vice President, Corp. Affairs; General Counsel; Corp. Secretary
Recognized by the San Francisco Daily Journal as "one of the country's preeminent experts on open source software licensing," named as a Northern California Super Lawyer®, and cited on infoworld.com as "one of the smartest open source attorneys on the planet", Jason supervises MontaVista's worldwide legal and corporate policies and practices, and develops and implements the company's intellectual property strategy.
Jason began his career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where, ultimately, he helped run a practice group. He has spoken at, or chaired, more than 50 conferences and events nationally and internationally, and has published multiple articles on open source licensing and the GPL. He has been quoted in journals worldwide, and his work has twice been cited as authority by United States Federal Circuit Courts.
Jason serves as the Vice Chair of the Legal Working Group of GENIVI, a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment reference platform. Jason also regularly lectures at law schools on both technology licensing and international business transactions. He is a founder of Open Bar, a not-for-profit organization founded to educate legal professionals regarding open source/free software.
Jason has a J.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he was an editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review, and has degrees in both economics and English from Stanford University.