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Author: Amanda Brock


Amanda Brock
18th January 2023

State of Open Con 23, Open Source Track #1: Platform Engineering

First came Agile. Then DevOps. We are now entering the Age of Platform Engineering. Not that we necessarily know what that even means yet, but...

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Amanda Brock
18th December 2022

Be part of State of Open Con 23

It’s been a privilege over the last 6 months to be leading OpenUK in building its first annual conference, State of Open Con 23. It...

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Amanda Brock
1st July 2022

Launching the OpenUK Summer of Open Source Software Security

OpenUK launched its Summer of Open Source Security on 29 June, with me having the honour of joining Open Source Initiative Founder, Bruce Perens, in...

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Amanda Brock
15th June 2022

Does Open Source Software need regulation?

Not for the first time, there have been calls for open source regulation. Regulating open source software would be wholly inappropriate and would fail to...

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Amanda Brock
10th May 2022

State of Open 2022 Survey Launch

OpenUK’s second “State of Open Survey” #StateofOpen is live and runs until midnight BST on 12 June https://bit.ly/OpenUKStateofOpen2022.  State of Open was met with incredibly...

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Amanda Brock
29th April 2022

What’s up at OpenUK this year

Following a hiatus in our blogposts we are back with a really exciting line up of guest blogs and updates and opinion pieces from OpenUK...

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Amanda Brock
10th April 2021

OpenUK’s Kids Camp, GCSE, Apprenticeships and University Group

On 7 April we were honoured to be recognised by the GNOME Community Challenge as the Runner Up in the first Challenge, with our Kids...

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Amanda Brock
23rd March 2021

OpenUK Response to Richard Stallman’s Reinstatement to FSF Board

This week’s announcement from the FSF is disappointing. OpenUK puts Belonging at the heart of its activities. We ask our leadership and participants to abide...

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Amanda Brock
29th January 2021

Openness A short personal history of a lifetime in Open

I first became involved with the concepts of Openness when I was Head of Software Engineering in ICL ASD (Applications Software Division, replacing ICL Dataskill)...

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Amanda Brock
6th January 2021

Did the pandemic “open up” innovation in 2020?

I certainly couldn’t have imagined when I wrote Information Age’s review of open source in 2019, that I would be writing a similar review a...

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