Patrick Masson


CURRENTLY: General Manager & Director, Open Source Initiative ( - Promotes and protects open source software, development and communities, championing software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure. Stewards the Open Source Definition (OSD) preventing abuse of open source ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement. Special Advisor, University of Massachusetts Office of the President ( - Provides strategic and operational consultation to the University of Massachusetts' senior administration regarding issues and projects related to the development and delivery of education online. Faulty, University at Albany ( - Teaches "Open Source Principles and Practices" within the Informatics Department of The College of Computing & Information. Board Member, North Colonie School District Board of Education ( - FORMERLY: Chief Technology Officer, University of Massachusetts Office of the President ( - Managed UMassOnline infrastructure supporting online education across UMass system and several other public/private colleges and universities throughout the State. Chief Information Officer for The State University of New York, College of Technology at Delhi ( - Supported enterprise/desktop applications, technical centers and labs, server/systems administration, network & telecommunications, online/distance learning, the campus print shop as well as user support such as help desk services and training. Director of Technology, State University of New York ( - Mange development and deployment of SUNY's e-learning platform, The SUNY Learning Network (SLN). Director, Media Lab, UCLA Center for Health Sciences ( - Developed technology based initiatives in support of education, research and patient care.

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  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Member: 2008 - 2016