OpenUK director Robert McQueen is the CEO of the newly-formed Endless OS Foundation, and as they launch their new blog, he’s written here about the...
21st January 2021
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January 29 @ 12:00 pm - January 29 @ 1:00 pm
Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri is the founder of Myriad RF, a family of open source hardware projects providing design for low-cost and fully configurable RF boards. Busherhi is also CEO of Lime Microsystems, a fabless semiconductor company that develops RF/analog mixed signal solutions. His experience spans more than 20 years in directing and managing design teams for the implementation of high performance integrated circuits within the wireless communication market. Previously, he was working with organizations such as Nokia, QinetiQ (formerly Defence Evaluation and Research Agency), and Fraunhofer IAF. Ebrahim was a professional group committee member of Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - February 5 @ 1:00 pm
Javier will tell you about our Open Hardware activities at CERN, including a bit of history, some details about White Rabbit (our most important OSHW project), the latest version of the CERN Open Hardware Licence and the importance of FOSS tools to design Open Hardware.
He will also submit some considerations about the special role public institutions have in the development of open source, in the hope they trigger thinking and discussion.
February 12 @ 12:00 pm - February 12 @ 1:00 pm
Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK, has conducted significant research over a decade in this area, from writing her first book chapter on this to revamping that chapter for the book Free and Open Source Law Policy and Practise, being published in 2021, by Oxford University Press with open access including both ereader and PDF thanks to the sponsorship of the Vietsch Foundation.
The story of the COVID Tracker Ireland App and how open source collaborations can help change the world
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - February 26 @ 1:00 pm
Danese Cooper has spent her life dedicated to promoting open source and InnerSource (the practice of open source methods inside corporations). It is well known that many organisations are inherently resistant to change. Throughout her career, Danese has gained many insights into how to effect change in organisations and ecosystems. In this session, Danese will share many of the lessons she has learned about how to effect long lasting cultural change.
Danese Cooper is the founder and president of InnerSource Commons. She is also vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.
OpenUK in the Press
Amanda Brock asks “Where’s the UK’s Digital Strategy?” in Computer Weekly
Where is the UK’s digital strategy? While the devolved nations press on with their digital plans, the UK government has delayed its digital strategy –...Read more Read more about press post: Amanda Brock asks “Where’s the UK’s Digital Strategy?” in Computer Weekly
Gaia-X: A Standardised Approach to Data Sovereignty
Gaia-X is a pan-European project aimed at offering a standardised approach to data sovereignty. Supported by the French and German governments, and with 180 companies...Read more Read more about press post: Gaia-X: A Standardised Approach to Data Sovereignty
Amanda Brock, OpenUK CEO, quoted in The Register discussing SSPL
Amanda Brock, CEO and Chief Policy Officer for Open UK, which promotes open source technology, told The Reg that “open source is all sorts of...Read more Read more about press post: Amanda Brock, OpenUK CEO, quoted in The Register discussing SSPL
OpenUK Press Releases
OpenUK Announces Inaugural New Year’s Honours List for UK Open Technology Industry
100 of the UK’s Open Technology leaders honoured today for their contributions to open source software, open hardware and open data » Read more about: OpenUK...Read more Read more about press release post: OpenUK Announces Inaugural New Year’s Honours List for UK Open Technology Industry
OpenUK joins GAIA-X as UK Lifeline
OpenUK announced joining the GAIA-X project for federated cloud in Europe » Read more about: OpenUK joins GAIA-X as UK Lifeline »Read more Read more about press release post: OpenUK joins GAIA-X as UK Lifeline
OpenUK joins International Open Source organisations expanding UK community representation » Read more about: OpenUK Membership »Read more Read more about press release post: OpenUK Membership