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Thursday, May 30 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Open Source Governance Today - Where We Are and Where We Are Going - Shane Coughlan, Open Invention Network

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This talk will explore developments in Open Source governance around the world over the last twelve months with a particular focus on the outcomes of recent events, meetings and discussions held in Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It will explain how Open Source is being managed in server, desktop, mobile and embedded products, and discusses how this knowledge will prove useful for future products in the automative market. It will put emphasis on how governance is broader than technical or legal concerns, and includes issues of business strategy.

This talk is intended for project leaders, legal experts and managers who want to understand copyright, trademark and patent challenges in the context of the commercial market. It will be delivered in accessible language by one of the most experienced figures in this area, based on his work supporting Linux and wider OSS technologies.

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Shane Coughlan

VP, Global Business Development, Insignary
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. He is well known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the primary NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 270 legal counsel and technical experts across 4 continents, and launching the first... Read More →

Thursday May 30, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm

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