Simon PhippsColumnist, InfoWorld

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Simon Phipps is a well-known and respected leader in the free software community, having been involved at a strategic level in some of the world's leading technology companies and open source communities. He worked with open standards in the 1980s, on the first commercial collaborative conferencing software in the 1990s, helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM and as head of open source at Sun Microsystems opened their whole software portfolio including Java. Today he's managing director of Meshed Insights Ltd and a director of the Open Source Initiative and The Document Foundation. All opinions expressed are his own.

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