Lior Kaplan

Hello, I'm Lior, although most people call me by my family name -Kaplan. I'm a long time Open Source supporter (details bellow). I'm happy to be a candidate (for the 2nd time), this year I've been nominated by the Debian Project.


I got exposed to Open Source 18 years ago during high school, since then it became my main field of interest and later also my job . I've been a Debian Developer since 2005, after getting involved on 2003 as a user and the Hebrew Translator. I'm also a member of the OpenOffice project, which in 2010 transitioned into LibreOffice and I became a member of the Document Foundation. I'm also taking part in the PHP project, handling security information and CVE IDs among other things. Today, I'm an Open Source Consultant - helping businesses do Open Source.

My Goals

My goal with running to the board is promoting OSI to newer territories outside North America and Europe, reaching more people and making it more relevant for the day to day of Open Source people & companies. I have the experience of sitting on the board of a few technological associations in Israel, one of them with the goal of promoting open source and free software. I have a special interest in the licensing / legal group of OSI, but want to promote other less technical activities OSI does (or should do).

In the past year we've noticed a shift from a few companies and open source project from OSI approved licenses to new, non-compliant licenses due to complains about cloud providers behaviours. I think the OSI needs to address these changes (not just condemning the change) and to help such projects keep using an OSI approved license.


I can offer a geographical diversity as I live outside of Europe / Northen America.

Contact / more info

Linkedin | Twitter | lior AT / +972-52-2235911 (WhatsApp / Telegram)

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