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Simon Phipps

Event Track Day Room Start time Duration
A New OSI For A New Decade Keynotes Saturday Janson 12:00 00:30

Simon Phipps is a Director at the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the non-profit organisation responsible for stewardship of the Open Source Definition and the canonical list of open source licenses. Currently an independent consultant on open source policy and practice, he was previously head of free and open source software at Sun Microsystems (where he also helped pioneer Sun’s employee blogging, social media and community engagement programmes), CSO of startup Forgerock and a founder of IBM’s Java business unit in 1995.

Apart from his pro bono participation at OSI, he also serves on the board of the Open Rights Group and with The Document Foundation. He has been widely involved in standardisation activities, including 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 and likes in the UK.