Jan Ainali

Codebase Steward

Why does public code need a standard?

Government, Law & Policy


Jan is working with developing tools, processes and collecting best practices for community building among the codebases in stewardship.

Jan has been a policy advisor on digital issues in the European Parliament for a green MEP, mainly working on the copyright directive. Before that, he ran a consultancy called Open by Default, which helped public organizations use open licenses to publish open data and make open source software. Previously, he was the CEO of Wikimedia Sverige after co-founding the chapter and being its chairman.

Jan holds a bachelor of science in innovation and design engineering from the University of Karlstad.