Open Source Initiative, President
Twenty years after the Open Source Initiative was created, open source has grown from a disruptive idea to a default approach to software. Simon Phipps, President of the Open Source Initiative, holds a degree in electronic engineering and is a former Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He is a consultant providing insight and knowledge on open source, digital rights and the emerging meshed economy to businesses and governments worldwide. He is a pro bono director of the UK’s Open Rights Group and of The Document Foundation, creators of LibreOffice and of the Open Source Initiative, the non-profit organisation that acts steward of the canonical list of open source licenses and the Open Source Definition.