We are pleased to welcome Mike Linksvayer, Vice President of [Creative Commons](http://creativecommons.org/), onto the [Advisory Council](http://opendefinition.org/advisory-council) for [opendefinition.org](http://opendefinition.org). The Advisory Council, as we [announced in February](http://blog.okfn.org/2008/02/15/open-definition-advisory-council-launched/) is the body formally responsible for maintaining and developing the Definitions and associated material found on the [opendefinition.org](http://opendefinition.org) site – including the [Open Knowledge Definition](http://opendefinition.org/1.0) and the [Open Software Service Definition](http://opendefinition.org/ossd). Its basic goal is to take forward the ‘Open Definition’ work for the general benefit of the open knowledge community.
Many of you will know Mike from his work at Creative Commons. He is also a contributor to the [okfn-discuss](http://lists.okfn.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/okfn-discuss) list. Below is a brief biography:
> Mike Linksvayer. Mike Linksvayer is Vice President of Creative Commons, where he manages core programs and operations. He joined Creative Commons as CTO in 2003. In 2000 he co-founded an early open content/open data company, Bitzi, which provides a file metadata service integrated with several P2P clients. Mike’s professional background is in web, enterprise and multimedia software development and he holds a degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
We look forward to continuing to receive his invaluable advice and support!