Strategic Discourse Around Open Source Governance in Asia

Shane Martin Coughlan


Open Source governance in Asia is of importance for US and European technology businesses. However, the collaborative limits to formal contracts or international treaties require initiatives that facilitate the sharing of best practices in a manner more conducive to far reaching collaboration. With Asian companies increasingly visible around development in certain platform technologies, not least those related to mobile and cloud computing. the terrific opportunity that lies ahead for the global technology industry is to maximise collaboration. This article explains some initiatives that seek to bridge as much as possible the knowledge present in America, Europe and Asia so the most valuable ideas travel to all interested parties.


Law; information technology; Free and Open Source Software; governance; compliance, Asia

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