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OpenUK State of Open Phases One & Two

July 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - July 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Join Amanda Brock CEO during our Future Leaders Session who will be going through Phases One and Two of OpenUK’s State of Open: The UK in 2021.

Command-Line Interface Design: Philosophy and Practice

June 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - June 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

If you’ve ever used a terminal, you know that it can be a confusing, inconsistent, even hostile experience. If you’ve ever tried to write programs for the terminal, you start to understand why: very few conventions and best practices exist, and those that do are hard to find.

This absence led me and some friends to write the Command Line Interface Guidelines (CLIG.dev), an open-source set of guidelines for designing command-line programs, based partly on experience building and maintaining programs such as Docker Compose. CLIG is part philosophy and part practical advice; in this talk, Aanand...

Open Source and Licensing in 2021

June 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - June 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Our final West Coast Edition of the Future Leaders Training will be with Luis Villa on Open Source and Licensing in 2021.

Luis Villa is a lawyer, executive, and (former) software developer, specializing in open source licensing, product counseling, technology transactions, and community strategy. He is the co-founder of Tidelift, who are creating a new way to support and use open source software.

Before Tidelift, Luis worked on some of the most high-profile technology projects in the world, including:

  • At the Wikimedia Foundation, Luis served as Deputy General Counsel, advising...

The AGPL, Network Copyleft and the Cloud

May 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - May 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Richard Fontana is Senior Commercial Counsel at Red Hat. His work at Red Hat spans many aspects of software development, distribution and deployment, with a particular focus on open source-related legal matters. He is a former board director of the Open Source Initiative and was the chair of the OSI’s License Review Committee for several years. Fontana was previously Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for Cloud and Open Source at Hewlett Packard and Counsel at the Software Freedom Law Centre, where he worked on the drafting of the GPLv3 license family.

Unlocking the Power of Data for Space Exploration

May 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - May 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Future Leaders is taking on the West Coast, with this weeks talk given by Dr Chris MattMann.

Chris Mattmann is an experienced IT Executive, CTO and Division Manager of the AI, Analytics and Innovative Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate at NASA JPL. At JPL Mattmann is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and reports to the CIO and Director for IT, and manages advanced IT research and open source and technology evaluation and user infusion capabilities. Mattmann is JPL’s first Principal Scientist in the area of Data Science. The designation of Principal is awarded to recognize...

Digital Twins

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - April 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Ashleigh is an experienced Digital Consultant who partners with senior executives and leading infrastructure organisations to transform and advance the value of their digital capabilities and social usefulness. After spending years developing digital strategies for the infrastructure sector, Ashleigh knows what truly makes transformation a success – data and innovation wrapped in a new approach towards people and culture.

Ashleigh was part of Arup’s Data Leadership team and led the programme delivering Arup’s Data Strategy. She has operationalised corporate start-ups, set-up thought partnership programmes and developed a National Skills Framework for Digital Built Britain.

Ashleigh...

Open Chain UK

April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

OpenChain ISO 5230 is the International Standard for open source license compliance. It is simple, effective and suitable for companies of all sizes in all markets. This standard is openly developed by a vibrant user community and freely available to all. It is supported by free online self-certification, extensive reference material and official service provider partners.

Software Heritage

March 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Roberto Di Cosmo was associate professor for almost a decade at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. In 1999, he became a Computer Science full professor at University Paris Diderot, where he was head of doctoral studies for Computer Science from 2004 to 2009. A trustee of the IMDEA Software institute, and member of the national committee for Open Science in France, he is currently on leave at Inria.

Standards Essential Patents and the IoT

March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Robert is a solicitor at Origin Law, and specialises in intellectual property law, with a focus on the telecoms sector. He is also chair of the Fair Standards Alliance, an organisation seeking to ensure that patents essential to standards are licensed on fair and reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

The story of the COVID Tracker Ireland App and how open source collaborations can help change the world

February 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 26, 2021 @ 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...

Commercial and Business Models, making them work for open source

February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 12, 2021 @ 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.

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Open Hardware at CERN

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 5, 2021 @ 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.

Opening up Radio Access Networks with Commodity Hardware

January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 29, 2021 @ 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...

Cloud Native and Platform Issues

January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Cheryl Hung (@oicheryl) is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she leads the CNCF End User Community. At over 140 members, including global names such as Apple, Spotify and Mastercard, it is the largest end user community of any open source foundation or standards body. CNCF is home to over 70 of the fastest growing open source infrastructure projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy, as part of the Linux Foundation. Cheryl is a regular keynote speaker and founded the Cloud Native London meetup with 6000 members. She previously built backend features for Google Maps as a C++...

Founding an Open Source Business

January 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Rob Taylor and Rob McQueen – Join two of the UK’s leading founders of Open Source businesses to hear about why and how to found a business based on open source software.

Reinventing the Eclipse Foundation

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Nobody is better qualified to talk about the work of the Eclipse Foundation than Mike, the Executive Director, leading the Foundation’s move from the US to Europe. But, what does this mean, why is the Foundation being reinvented and where is it going?

The Open Source Initiative

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Deb Nicholson, Executive Director, the OSI will look at what the OSI is, as the owner of the Open Source Definition, where its going and the challenges it faces as we approach the 30th anniversary of open source in 2021.

 

Containers – Everything You Need to Know

November 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Armijn Hemel, Founder Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions is a leader in the container space, as one of the co-authors of the Linux Foundation report on containers, https://www.linuxfoundation.org/resources/publications/

Armijn is a rare beast, someone who understands both the technology and the governance of containers. His session will explain everything you need to know about containers, which are critical to the platform infrastructure and create a new set of issues for governance.

5G and OpenRAN

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Tomas Lamanauskas, a leader in the mobile sector explains 5G and OpenRAN to the OpenUK Future Leaders group, sharing his thoughts as OpenUK launches its Emerging Mobile Work Group being led by Tomas as part of their 2021 Policy initiatives.

 

Brexit, GeoPolitical Shift and the Future of Open

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK shares her thoughts on the impact of the very imminent Brexit, Geopolitical shift across Europe, the US and Asia and the need for ongoing transparent and open collaboration on a global basis, to improve Government trust and faciliate innovation.

 

Open Hardware and the Circular Economy

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

John Laban of the Open Compute Project is an OpenUK director and talks today about how open hardware will contribute to the circular economy.

Why the GPL is Great for Business

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Frank is the founder of Nextcloud and Own Cloud and talks about commercial models for open source and running a business based on GPL code.

 

IBM’s Journey to Open Source

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Adam Jollans is a product marketing manager in the worldwide LinuxONE marketing team. In this role he is responsible for developing the marketing strategy for IBM’s LinuxONE server and its ecosystem.

He has been involved with Linux and open source since 1998, including leading the cross-IBM Linux strategy. He joined IBM in 1984, and has worked in a range of technical, sales and marketing roles.

Prior to joining IBM, he worked as an application software designer and programmer.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge, England in 1980 with a degree in Computer Science, and is a Fellow of the...

OpenChain – A New Standard in Open Source

September 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Shane Coughlan leads the OpenChain project at the Linux Foundation. We managed to steal a few minutes of his time to talk about OpenChain, open source, compliance and security. But first, a brief backgrounder on Shane. Shane has been involved in open source in one way or another since 1998.

Open Knowledge is Not Neutral

July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Dr Sara Thomas is the Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK, part time.

She was the Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Libraries and Information Council, working primarily with public libraries in Scotland, between August 2017-April 2018. She was also Resident at Museums Galleries Scotland from January 2015 – July 2016, working nationally to advocate for the use of open knowledge in a heritage context.

She got an honorable mention in the “Wikimedian of the Year” category in the UK in 2018.

Sara has an MA(Hons) in English Literature, a PhD in Popular Music (both from the University of Glasgow),...

Open Innovation in the Private and Public Sector

July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Josh is a consultant for the ODI, with a focus on international development, private sector data sharing, and data portability initiatives such as open banking.

James is a consultant for the ODI, with a focus on public and private sector innovation with data, as well as research and development.

Open Hardware

July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Andrew Katz

Andrew is Managing Partner and head of Technology Law of Moorcrofts LLP and is CEO of Orcro Limited, a compliance business specialising in risk management around software supply chain management, with particular emphasis on open source software. Formerly a software developer, Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1990 and subsequently requalified as a solicitor. He is Irish and British and is also an Irish solicitor (non practising).

He has advised companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance. Both Moorcrofts and Orcro are partners of the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain...

Being a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

July 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Dawn Foster is Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware. She has over 20 years of experience in business and technology with expertise in open source software, community building, community management, market research, strategic planning, management, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events. She has experience building new communities and managing existing communities with a particular emphasis on developer and open source communities.

Prior to joining Pivotal, Dawn’s most recent positions included Consultant at The Scale Factory, Director of Community at Puppet, and Community Lead within Intel’s Open...

Open Source Community Matters

July 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Matt has spent most of the last 20 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems, in companies ranging from startups to global enterprises. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications. Matt is a regular speaker at conferences across the world, including FOSDEM, Open Infrastructure Summit and All Things Open, a past winner of the OpenStack Outstanding Community Contributor award, and has served on program committees for several international conferences, including OpenStack Summits and MesosCon. At...

Open Source: Where Are We Now

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda is CEO of the UK body for “open”, OpenUK, the Chair of the Open Source and Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, the European Representative of the world’s biggest defensive patent pool, the Open Invention Network and a member of the OASIS Open Projects’ Advisory Council (open source and open standards);

Amanda was a joint-organiser of the UK Open Source Awards in 2019, having been a judge of the awards in 2014 and 2015; CEO of the Trustable Software Engineering Project, a project focused on solutions...

KDE is All About the Apps

June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Jonathan has been bringing Linux to the desktop for 20 years, working for Canonical and now Blue Systems he made the Ubuntu flavour Kubuntu and now works directly in the original and best Linux on the desktop community KDE to make KDE neon, bringing modern DevOps techniques to Linux distros.

He is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and his consultancy is Edinburgh Linux.

 

The History of Open

June 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Neil McGovern has been involved with open source software for over 20 years, both personally and professionally. Starting in the Debian project, he held various roles, cumulating in him becoming Debian Project Leader from 2014-2015. He has also served on the boards of numerous organisations, including Software in the Public Interest, Inc. and the Open Rights Group. Professionally, Neil has run the engineering team of a large open source software consultancy, and is currently the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. He lives in Cambridge, UK. In his spare time he enjoys socialising with friends and has a private pilot...

Patent Risk in an Open Source Centric World

June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk, Keith Bergelt, The Management of Patent Risk in an Increasingly Open Source Centric World, 5th June 2020

Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, created to support freedom of action in Linux and adjacent open source technologies. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE and Toyota, OIN has more than 3,200 community members and owns approximately 1,300 global patents and applications.

Having previously led two hedge funds, served as a technology advisor for Texas Pacific Group, headed business development, IP, and licensing for the Kelso...

M&A and Open Chain

May 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Andrew is Managing Partner and head of Technology Law of Moorcrofts LLP and is CEO of Orcro Limited, a compliance business specialising in risk management around software supply chain management, with particular emphasis on open source software. Formerly a software developer, Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1990 and subsequently requalified as a solicitor. He is Irish and British and is also an Irish solicitor (non practising).

He has advised companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance. Both Moorcrofts and Orcro are partners of the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain compliance programme,...

Intro to Open Chain Compliance

May 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Sami is an experienced Director Of Intellectual Property with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry. Skilled in IP Licensing, Open Source Software, Embedded Software, EDA, Management, Commercial Licensing, and Business Modeling. Strong legal and commercial professional with a Diploma focused in Management from Institute of Management (UK).

Open and Trademarks

May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Pamela is the Principal of Chestek Legal. Pam has been studying trademark law as it relates to open source software for over a decade.

Wardley Maps & Open Source History

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Simon Wardley is a researcher for the Leading Edge Forum focused on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination for economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether in behavioural patterns, the environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems, or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditisation, innovation, organisational structure, and cybernetics.

Open Source Procurement

April 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk by Iain Mitchell QC, Open Source Procurement, 24th April 2020.

Iain graduated from Edinburgh University in 1973 and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1976, taking silk in 1992. He was called to the English Bar in 2012. He is recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory for IT Law, IP Law, and commercial dispute resolution.

As well as being the Chairman of the Scottish Society of Computers & Law, he is also Chair of the CCBE Surveillance Working Group, a Member of the CCBE IT Committee; a member of the Bar Council IT...

The OSI and OSD

April 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk by Patrick Masson, the OSI and OSD, 17th April 2020.

Patrick Masson joined the Open Source Initiative as General Manager after working in higher education for over twenty years, including roles as Director of the UCLA Media Lab, CIO within The State University of New York and, CTO at the University of Massachusetts’ Office of the President.

As GM, Patrick manages all aspects of the OSI’s operations, membership, advocacy, development, and serves as an ex officio member of the OSI Board of Directors.

Patrick is an Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, teaching Open Source...

Licensing Deep Dive

April 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 3, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk by Andrew Katz, Licensing Deep Dive, 29th May 2020

Andrew is Managing Partner and head of Technology Law of Moorcrofts LLP and is CEO of Orcro Limited, a compliance business specialising in risk management around software supply chain management, with particular emphasis on open source software. Formerly a software developer, Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1990 and subsequently requalified as a solicitor. He is Irish and British and is also an Irish solicitor (non practising).

He has advised companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance....

Introduction to Open Source – Part 2

March 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Sami is an experienced Director Of Intellectual Property with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry. Skilled in IP Licensing, Open Source Software, Embedded Software, EDA, Management, Commercial Licensing, and Business Modeling. Strong legal and commercial professional with a Diploma focused in Management from Institute of Management (UK).

Introduction to Open Source – Part 1

March 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Future Leaders Group


Previously chaired by Robert Grannells of Google.

This progressive group is worked on collaborative activities to learn more about Open Technologies, and was mentored by the wider Legal and Policy Group. The group published an initial Report on Government Procurement which can be viewed here. The group held weekly training sessions on Friday at noon which can all be viewed here.


Adam Coughlin

Solicitor, Bristows

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Ashleigh Monagle

Innovation Consulting Lead, Mott MacDonald

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Magdalena Rzaca

GDPR & IPR Legal Advisor, GÉANT

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Max Harris

Solicitor, Bristows

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Michael Thonger

In-house Solicitor, Arup

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