Shane Coughlan

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Shane Coughlan
Shane Coughlan

Locality: 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Job: FTF Coordinator
Education:  University of Birmingham ()
Status: Employee
Language: English
Experience:   (FTF Coordinator), Opendawn,  (Consultant)
Interests: Cycling, sailing, hill walking, reading and writing


Shane Coughlan
Shane Coughlan

Locality: Japan
Summary: Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication methods and business development. He is best known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the main NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 200 legal counsel and technical experts across 27 countries, and aligning corporate and community interests to launch the first law review dedicated to Free/Open Source Software. Shane has extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, management best practice, community building and Free/Open Source Software. His experience includes engagement with the server, desktop, embedded and mobile telecommunication industries. He does business in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and maintains a broad network of contacts.
Current: Business Development Manager at International Free and Open Source Software Law Review Senior Advisor at Free Software Foundation Europe Asia Representative at OpenForum Europe General Assembly Member at Free Software Foundation Europe Managing Director at Opendawn see less... 2 more...
Past: Advisor at Afghan Copyright Office Editorial Coordinator at International Free and Open Source Software Law Review Director at Certified Open Advisory Board Member at OSiM World 2009 Committee Member at Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) Coordinator at European Legal Network Legal Coordinator at Free Software Foundation Europe Member at SELinux Policy Editor Team Member at Enigmail Project Team Board Member at SELF Project Project Leader at Mobility Email see less... 8 more...
Education:  The University of Birmingham International Studies (Globalisation and Governance) (2002-2003) Thesis subject: Is there a common understanding of what constitutes cyber warfare? (Distinction grade)
 The University of Wolverhampton English, Politics, Media and Cultural Studies (1999-2002) Thesis subject: A linguistic analysis of the representation of for...
Industry: Information Technology and Services
Skills: Team management, communication, marketing, policy formation, business processes, technology licensing, copyright, public speaking, teaching and mediation.
Experience: International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (Non-Profit; Legal Services industry): Business Development Manager,  (January 2010-Present) Developing a formal business development plan, advertising program and fund-raising initiative for the publication. Secondary responsibilities include acting as a brand ambassador at conferences and industry events, soliciting contr...
Interests: Sailing, hill walking, skiing, badminton, reading, writing, painting, cooking.
Interests: career opportunities, consulting offers, new ventures, job inquiries, expertise requests, business deals, reference requests, getting back in touch
Groups: The University of Birmingham Alumni.

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3845 OSIM Flyer A3

•The relationship between ownership and Free Software Licenses •Preserving individual freedom and community freedom Shane Coughlan, FTF Coordinator, Free Software Foundation Europe ...

Workshop of Open Source Policy and Promotion of IT Industries ...

- Shane Coughlan, Regional Director Asia, Open Invention Network, Japan - Tomoko Yoshida, Kyoto Notre Dame University, Japan - Jonathan Lewis, Hitotsubashi University ...

4765 OSIM World Flyer

Shane Coughlan, Opendawn ICT Consultancy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Source: OSiMWorld 2008 11-12thMarch 2009 The Westin, San Francisco, USA 12-13thMay 2009 Shangri-La Kowloon, Hong Kong Also in the ...

Bureaucracy swamps ISO meeting on Microsoft format

Mr Shane Coughlan, the legal coordinator of the Free Software Foundation Europe - which opposes the attempt to make OOXML an ISO standard - said after meeting some of the delegates ...

Fry's Forum - Microsoft fine $1.3 billion in antitrust

"The idea that interoperability information for software can be restricted by software patents is simply unacceptable," comments Shane Coughlan, head of FSFE's Freedom Task Force.

BT accused of GPL violation : News : Software - ZDNet Asia

Shane Coughlan, FTF Co-ordinator, told ZDNet UK that this claim is now being looked into. "There's no concrete investigation yet," Coughlan told ZDNet UK, explaining that gpl ...

BT under fire over GPL 'violation' - Software - News

For example, a top-level Makefile and the scripts that would be used to properly generate a firmware image," explained Shane Coughlan, FTF co-ordinator.