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Shane Coughlan
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Attended University of Birmingham
Lives in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
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Interested in Open Innovation? Start here.

“Open Innovation is everywhere. However, the precise scope of Open Innovation, its impact on daily life, and the policy measures needed to sustain it are still a matter of intense discussion and debate. ‘Research On Open Innovation’ compiles full length research papers by respected experts in the field. Together they help explain what an open innovation-based ecosystem could look like and how it could operate. The intent is to help you consider what aspects of Open Innovation could accelerate your own work in whatever field you reside. The underlying message is that there is a great deal of value in engaging with a community committed to openness.”
You can also buy a printed copy for 12.99 USD plus postage. Overview. Open Innovation is everywhere. However, the precise scope of Open Innovation, its impact on daily life, and the policy measures needed to sustain it are still a matter of intense discussion and debate.
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I have released a new version of Data Twist. It features a modular design that makes it easier and quicker to refine or expand functionality. 
https://github.com/shanecoughlan/data-twist
data-twist - Experimental script to twist Open Data into new shapes
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Big news! A great holiday season development for us all.
 
As open source has grown, so have the threats against it, particularly using patents. That's why we're expanding our participation in Open Invention Network. OIN protects the open-source community through a patent cross-license for Linux and related open-source technologies. Read more:

http://www.zdnet.com/google-joins-open-invention-network-patent-commons-as-a-full-member-7000024434/
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Space science goes everywhere. I wonder when little bits from the Mars Rover will start to pop up on Earth?
 
#AeroWeek wants you to know NASA is with you when you fly. There's #NASAAero tech on board nearly every airplane. http://go.nasa.gov/1gEiDiv
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Involved in a Free Software / Open Source project or company? Believe that using patents against Free Software / Open Source is not a good thing? Please contact me by private message.
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My latest paper, a research document in collaboration with Tetsuo Noda and Terutaka Tansho, has just been published as part of the OpenSym + Wikisym 2013 proceedings. The title is 'A Case Study of the Collaborative Approaches to Sustain Open Source Business Models' and you can download it here in PDF format:
http://opensym.org/wsos2013/proceedings/p0302-coughlan.pdf
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OpenRelief now has a blog to make it easier to keep up with our news: http://www.openrelief.org/home/blog/
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Lawyer pals and I made another book. Spread the word!

"As legal systems differ throughout the world there are significant differences in how Free and Open Source Software licenses are treated in different countries, and it can be difficult to obtain reliable information on national interpretations. The International Free and Open Source Software Law Book engages with this by providing a clear yet thorough analysis of Free and Open Source legal matters written and maintained by local experts. The publication is targeted towards lawyers, jurists and academics, and positioned as an international bench mark reference work. It provides an introduction to software protection, a general analysis of FOSS under local legislation and an overview of local FOSS cases (if any) for each country covered. The 2nd edition of the book features both new and updated chapters to ensure professionals remain abreast of the latest developments and market growth of Open Source."
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The awesome +Michi Morioka shares some background about her studio and her yoga practice.
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Now that's how you should do it... I'm getting an idea for the next OIN licensing team meeting...
 
Linux Plumbers conference secure boot discussion session. We are locked in until we fix all the issues...
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At OpenSym + WikiSym 2013, Kana Fukuma, Tetsuo Noda, Yasumichi Hanagata and I demonstrated the Data Twist Project. Our demonstration is explained here:
http://opensym.org/wsos2013/proceedings/p1000-coughlan.pdf
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OpenRelief has a revamped website. Like? http://www.openrelief.org/home/
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Consultant, Project Manager and Community Builder
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  • OpenForum Academy
    Fellowship Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Open Invention Network
    Regional Director Asia / Licensing Executive, 2009 - present
  • Opendawn
    Founder / General Manager, 2005 - present
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Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
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Zurich, Switzerland - Birmingham, UK - Valetta, Malta - Dublin, Ireland
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Introduction
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 270 legal counsel and technical experts across 4 continents, 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.
Education
  • University of Birmingham
    MA International Studies (Globalisation and Governance), 2002 - 2003
  • University of Wolverhampton
    BA in English, Politics, Media and Cultural Studies, 1999 - 2002
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This hotels claims to be 4 star but delivers a level of cleanliness, service and convenience that is closer to 2 star. The rooms are so small and badly laid out that reaching a wardrobe can involve either clambering over a bed or squeezing through a small gap between the foot of the bed and a wall containing a hanging television. The desk, meanwhile, is so small and crowded by the tea set that there is no room to open a computer. Everything about this place is decrepit, and it is astonishing that AA awarded them the claimed stars. You would be better off spending your money on a large chain 3 star like Holiday Inn Express or Premier Inn. This applies most strongly if you are a business guest, and you need to ensure that services like the Internet function correctly and with reasonable speed. At this hotel they don't.
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