Bill Smith is the Director of Liberty Alliance Technology at Sun Microsystems and represents Sun on the Management Board at the Liberty Alliance Project. In addition, he serves as the Secretary of the Alliance.
Smith is the past President of OASIS, an industry consortium that advocates structured information standards like XML. In that capacity, he served on the Executive Committee of ebXML, the joint OASIS/United Nations Electronic Business initiative.
Prior to joining Sun in 1996 he was the Director of Research and Development at Electronic Book Technologies. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science, both from Brown University.