• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Pia Waugh
Director, Waugh Partners


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.


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All over the world women are discovering that they have special abilities, and that they are not alone. Come on a journey to hear about some of the amazing women in FOSS, their achievements, how you can get involved, and how to get more women involved both in FOSS and ICT. Waugh also draws from her experience talking to thousands of school girls about ICT careers. Read more.
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What have they put in the water Down Under? Australia punches far above its weight in the open source community, producing some of its most prolific and innovative developers from one of the largest pools of contributors per-capita... Find out why Aussies rock open source from the world's first nation-wide industry and community survey. Read more.
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