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Joseph Potvin

Hello, I lead The Opman Company (opman = operations management) http://opmancompany.ca and have just returned to the private sector after working the past dozen years as the founding Coordinator of Intellectual Resources Canada http://www.ircan.gc.ca in the Canadian Government. Informally, during that time I've also been the founding Co-Coordinator of GOSLING http://www.goslingcommunity.org. That 10-year trajectory is traced here: http://opmancompany.ca/projects/g2g-oao

I'm an economist (HonBA McGill '83; M.Phil Cambridge '86), and besides free/libre/open business models for software I also work professionally on the applied and theoretical integration of finance and economics with ecosystem science and resources engineering.

My thoughts on software are summed up in this co-authored paper: http://ircan-rican.gc.ca/attachments/1453/What_is_Software_4nov09PDF.pdf A structure for comparing various free/libre/open source software licenses appears in Chapter 4 of this 2012 book: http://www.irwinlaw.com/store/product/691/knowledge-policy-for-the-21st-century--a-legal-perspective (This chapter is also available here: http://ircan-rican.gc.ca/attachments/1451/KP21_04_Potvin.pdf and a colour version of the visual framework appears on page 16 of this file: http://ircan-rican.gc.ca/attachments/165/IRCan_Overview_BusinessPurpose_e_22mar2010PDF.pdf )

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