Biography of Mark Taylor, Open Source Consortium
An early and continuing contributor to a wide spectrum of Open Source development projects, Mark is actively working on wide-scale deployments of Open Source technologies in a variety of environments, both private and public sector.
Mark is the founder and Executive Director of the Open Source Consortium in the UK. The OSC comprises more than 80 of the countrys leading Open Source businesses. The OSCs purpose is to bring Open Source technologies to the UK Government and Public Sector, and is at the heart of the high-profile Government-funded Open Source Academy.
Mark is an advisor to the UK Government on several Open Source focus groups, including the eGovernment Units OSS SIG Open Source Software Special Interest Group and Socitms Open Source Group.
A direct participation in some of the leading Enterprise Open Source projects, Mark is also a well know and authoritative writer and speaker on all aspects of the Open Source phenomenon.