Opendawn is proud to announce that we have become an Associate Partner of FOSSbazaar, joining organizations like BT, Hewlett-Packard, Linux Foundation, Novell, Black Duck Software and Olliance Group in promoting better FOSS governance

FOSSBazaar is an open community that was launched by HP and our founding partners Coverity, DLA Piper, Google, the Linux Foundation, Novell, Olliance Group, OpenLogic and SourceForge. As a workgroup of the Linux Foundation, we are dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations across the enterprise to understand the issues that exist with free and open source software (FOSS), the processes that can assist to properly govern the implementation and deployment of FOSS, and the tools that can be used to assist these efforts across the lifecycle of an open source project. The vision of FOSSBazaar is to serve as a gathering place to discuss, explore, share experiences and cooperatively solve issues related to FOSS governance. As such, the site serves the open source community as a forum representative of open source users and providers worldwide.

Over the next few months we will contribute material to FOSSbazaar and assist in developing new best practice information for the community.  You can follow our progress on Shane Coughlan’s blog or through FOSSbazaar’s RSS feed.  Our work in this project will be an open dialogue, so if you have suggestions for useful governance material you want to see available just let us know.

Opendawn is proud to announce the immediate availability of a new free resource for Free/Open Source Software professionals. Today sees the launch of the FOSS library, a comprehensive listing of material covering everything from FOSS licensing to code governance to issue resolution.  This library will be updated and expanded over the coming months, and suggestions for additional listings or improvements are welcome.

For more information about FOSS resources and Opendawn’s services in this area please contact us.

Shane Coughlan delivered a speech entitled ‘Practical Economic Engagement with Free and Open Source Software’ at OSC Tokyo between 10:15 and 11:00 on Friday the 30th October. Details of his speech are available here.

The speech was well-attended and was followed by a series of private meetings.  This marked Opendawn’s first major engagement with the Japanese developer community, and provided an opportunity to build bridges between Eastern and Western experts.  Of particular interest was the IPA’s work in sponsoring new development, the research being made available by AIST, and the governance activities being undertaken by large telecommunication corporations.

For more information about code governance, how companies can adhere to FOSS requirements, and Opendawn’s services in this area please contact us.

Shane Coughlan will deliver a speech entitled “Practical Economic Engagement with Free and Open Source Software” to the Ruby City Matsue Project between 18:30 and 20:30 on the 16th of October.   This is with the kind invitation of Professor Noda on behalf of OSS Shimane Council.

More information is available from:
OSS Shimane Council Secretariat
Network Applied Communication Laboratory, Matsue 478-18 Terrsa 2nd Floor Annex, Matsue, Asahi-cho, 690-0003, Japan.
TEL: +81 (0) 852-28-9298 / E-Mail: info@shimane-oss.org

For more information about the economics of FOSS, its practical application and Opendawn’s services in this area please contact us.

Shane will speak at OSC Kochi between 13:00 and 13:45 on Saturday the 14th of November. Details of his speech are below in Japanese and English.  The speech will be in English with Japanese simultaneous translation.

Title:
‘Practical Economic Engagement with Free and Open Source Software’

Contents:
This talk will explain how Free and Open Source Software works, how it can be categorized and how to use it for economic gain. It will focus on the addition of FOSS to commercial relationships, managing commercial/non-commercial cooperation, building useful international bridges and resolving any issues that might occur.

Audience:
The talk will be useful for senior developers, project managers, business decision-makers and lawyers dealing with FOSS transactions.

Name:
Shane Martin Coughlan

Biography:
“Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication methods and business development. He is best known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the main NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a European legal network with over 200 corporate counsel, independent counsel, and technical experts across 27 countries, and aligning corporate and community interests to launch the first law review dedicated to Free/Open Source Software.

Shane has extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, management best practice, community building and Free/Open Source Software. His experience includes engagement with the server, desktop, embedded and mobile telecommunication industries. He does business in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and maintains a broad network of contacts.”

題名:
’フリー&オープンソースソフトウェアの実用的経済関与’

内容:
この講演ではフリー&オープンソースソフトウェアがどのように機能し、どのように分類することができるかまた経済利益をもたらすためにどのように使用するかを説明します。そして、フリー&オープンソースソフトウェアの製品化、営利・非営利間の連携管理、 有益な国際的つながりの構築、予測される問題の解決に役立てるかに重点を置いてお話します。

観客:
今回の講演は上級開発者、プロジェクトマネージャー、ビジネス意思決定者やフリー&オープンソースソフトウェアの商取引に携わる弁護士に役に立つ内容で
す。

名前:
シェーン マーティン コークラン

経歴:
“私はコミュニケーション方法と事業開発の専門家であり、テクノロジー分野の営利目的の利害関係者と非営利の利害関係者との架け橋役としてよく知られています。専門的な業績としてはヨーロッパでフリーソフトウェアを奨励している主となるNGOの法務部門を設立し、200人以上の法人弁護士、独立した弁護士そしてテクニカルエキスパートから成るヨーロッパの法的ネットワークを築いたこ
とです。このネットワークは、27カ国にわたっており、フリー・オープンソースソフトウェアのための最初の法律の見直しをするために企業と利害関係者との連携を図っています。

また、IT、最良実践管理やコミュニティービルダー、そしてフリー・オープンソースソフトウェアに関する豊富な知識を持っています。そして、その経験は、サーバーやデスクトップ、組込みやモバイル式テレコミュニケーション業界も含みます。またヨーロッパ、アジアと南北アメリカでビジネスを行い、幅広い人的ネットワークを保持しています。”

Contact information/連絡先情報:
Tel: 090 9774 2404
Email: shane@opendawn.com

Shane will speak at OSC Tokyo between 10:15 and 11:00 on Friday the 30th October. Details of his speech are below in Japanese and English.  The speech will be in English with Japanese simultaneous translation.

Title:
‘Practical Economic Engagement with Free and Open Source Software’

Contents:
This talk will explain how Free and Open Source Software works, how it can be categorized and how to use it for economic gain. It will focus on the addition of FOSS to commercial relationships, managing commercial/non-commercial cooperation, building useful international bridges and resolving any issues that might occur.

Audience:
The talk will be useful for senior developers, project managers, business decision-makers and lawyers dealing with FOSS transactions.

Name:
Shane Martin Coughlan

Biography:
“Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication methods and business development. He is best known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the main NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a European legal network with over 200 corporate counsel, independent counsel, and technical experts across 27 countries, and aligning corporate and community interests to launch the first law review dedicated to Free/Open Source Software.

Shane has extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, management best practice, community building and Free/Open Source Software. His experience includes engagement with the server, desktop, embedded and mobile telecommunication industries. He does business in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and maintains a broad network of contacts.”

題名:
’フリー&オープンソースソフトウェアの実用的経済関与’

内容:
この講演ではフリー&オープンソースソフトウェアがどのように機能し、どのように分類することができるかまた経済利益をもたらすためにどのように使用するかを説明します。そして、フリー&オープンソースソフトウェアの製品化、営利・非営利間の連携管理、 有益な国際的つながりの構築、予測される問題の解決に役立てるかに重点を置いてお話します。

観客:
今回の講演は上級開発者、プロジェクトマネージャー、ビジネス意思決定者やフリー&オープンソースソフトウェアの商取引に携わる弁護士に役に立つ内容で
す。

名前:
シェーン マーティン コークラン

経歴:
“私はコミュニケーション方法と事業開発の専門家であり、テクノロジー分野の営利目的の利害関係者と非営利の利害関係者との架け橋役としてよく知られています。専門的な業績としてはヨーロッパでフリーソフトウェアを奨励している主となるNGOの法務部門を設立し、200人以上の法人弁護士、独立した弁護士そしてテクニカルエキスパートから成るヨーロッパの法的ネットワークを築いたこ
とです。このネットワークは、27カ国にわたっており、フリー・オープンソースソフトウェアのための最初の法律の見直しをするために企業と利害関係者との連携を図っています。

また、IT、最良実践管理やコミュニティービルダー、そしてフリー・オープンソースソフトウェアに関する豊富な知識を持っています。そして、その経験は、サーバーやデスクトップ、組込みやモバイル式テレコミュニケーション業界も含みます。またヨーロッパ、アジアと南北アメリカでビジネスを行い、幅広い人的ネットワークを保持しています。”

Contact information/連絡先情報:
Tel: 090 9774 2404
Email: shane@opendawn.com

Shane Coughlan met with the Director, Business Support Manage, Open Source Centre Manager and Innovation Advisor of Northern Ireland’s Southern Regional College as well as local business representatives to discuss FOSS trends and practical engagement.

Educational establishments and businesses in Northern Ireland are developing plans for economic regeneration and innovation.  Information Technology and FOSS in particular are regarded as central to this strategy.  Opendawn helped the stakeholders bridge the gap between goals and real world implementation.

Curious about what Opendawn can do to help you?  Contact us to find out more.

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