Office Hours with Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps (Public Software CIC)
Location: Expo Hall (Table 1)

Open Source Foundations

  • Questions remaining from the Community Foundations 101 Tutorial

The Open Source Initiative

  • How is OSI restructuring?
  • How can I start a new programme under OSI?
  • How do I become a Member and why should I?

Software Patents

  • What is the role of OIN?
  • How do I become a licensee?

Evil Corporations

  • Just about any topic considered!

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Simon Phipps

Public Software CIC

Simon Phipps has engaged at a strategic level in the world’s leading technology companies, starting in roles such as field engineer, programmer, systems analyst and more recently taking executive leadership roles around open source. He worked with OSI standards in the 80s, on collaborative conferencing software in the 90s, helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM and was instrumental in open sourcing the whole software portfolio at Sun Microsystems.

As President of the Open Source Initiative and a director of the UK’s Open Rights Group, he takes an active interest in digital rights issues and is a widely read commentator at InfoWorld, Computerworld and his own Webmink blog.

He holds a BSc in electronic engineering and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of the Open Forum Academy.


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