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This session draws from Waugh’s experience, knowledge from travelling the world, and great women in FOSS she’s met and been inspired by over the years, to impart a positive message about how FOSS provides a path for all people to make a better world with less limitations.
Pia Waugh is a consultant at Waugh Partners in Sydney, Australia. She had worked as a Research Coordinator for the Australian Service for Knowledge on Open Source Software (ASK-OSS), the Open Source strategist for a large systems integrator and still works to develop the Australian FOSS industry and improve Government policies towards FOSS. She has been working with Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) such as Linux for about 9 years. She has seen FOSS deliver not only economic benefits to countries and business all around the world, but significant social and environmental benefits to communities everywhere.
Pia is a community leader both in Australia and internationally as Vice President of Linux Australia and President of Software Freedom International. She was also on the linux.conf.au 2007 organising team. She has spoken at Software Livre in Brazil, FOSS events in China, the Open Source World Conferences in Spain, the World Summit of Information Society (United Nations) in Switzerland, linux.conf.au in New Zealand and linux.conf.au, education au, Making Links, various TechGirls events and many more in Australia! She is passionate about improving the world by getting great technologies to people who need them, and creating a well-connected global society where anyone can play and succeed.