I usually don’t concern myself with the "politics" of business, so this post is a bit off-topic for me. My company, webworks.ie, is involved with what could be a very interesting project – the plan is to build an open-source company group which can handle quality assurance for open source for Irish businesses.
I’m a little vague on the details, as I’m really more interested in technical implementations of stuff than in how the technology is then used by other companies.
Anyway – here’s the press release of the thing, and a photo of some of the speakers at the last event:
left-to-right: Brian Cleland (InterTrade Ireland), Kevin Buckley (Mandriva Ireland), Martin Pauly (Unite Solutions), Ciaran OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Riordan (Free Software Foundation Europe), Mel McIntyre (Openapp), Paul McCormack (NETC Facilitator)
This is interesting to me in a sort of "this could be good" way. If all goes well, then I may end up working on more publicly open work, vs what I do at the moment, which tends to filter out slowly and via kinda techy channels.