Meshed Insights Ltd, UK
Chief Open Source Officer
Simon Phipps is President at the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the non-profit organisation that advocates for open source software, builds bridges between open source communities and maintains the canonical list of open source licenses. Currently an independent consultant on open source policy and practice, he was previously head of open source at Sun Microsystems, CSO of startup Forgerock and a founder of IBM’s Java business unit.
Apart from his pro bono participation at OSI, he is also on the board of the Open Rights Group and the leadership team of The Document Foundation. He has been widely involved in standardisation activities, including as a founding director of the Open Mobile Alliance and as one of the Sun executives sponsoring the donation of resources to OASIS to create Open Document Format (ODF). He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society as well as an Open Forum Fellow.
Talk at SFSCon
Edition 2017The Third Decade of Open Source: What Does It Promise?
Edition 2016Open Source Umbrellas for Europe
Edition 2012SMART InnovationOpen Innovation in a MeshedUp Society
Edition 2010The return of the communityHow business will interact with FOSS
Edition 2009A Software Freedom Scorecard
Edition 2008The Third Wave of Open SourceChanging the Computer Market For Good