Ignasi Labastida has a PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona. Currently he is the head of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge and the Research Support Unit at the CRAI-Library of the same university. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Info and Open Acess Policy Group at the LERU and vicepresident of the SPARC Europe Board. He led the introduction of the Creative Commons project in Spain and he has been in charge of its development since 2003. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Courseware Consortium (now Open Education Consortium) where he chairs the Nomination Committee. He was a partner of the project OpenCourseware in the European Higher Education Context: how to make use of its full potential for virtual mobility, supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. He has participated in several conferences and seminars on open access, open education, open science, and open content licenses, and he has written about these topics in journals and books.