Deb Bryant (she/her/hers)

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Deb Bryant | Deb Bryant is a long-time community open source professional with over two decades of experience and focus on building healthy communities and the use of open source to the public benefit. Currently she is Director for US Policy for the Open Source Initiative. Previously she served as Senior Director, Open Source Program Office at Red Hat, where she and her team championed the company's stewardship of open source communities. She serves on numerous boards and councils with public trust agendas and an emphasis on open source to achieve their objectives; Board Adviser to Open Source Elections Technology (OSET) Foundation, OASIS Open Projects, and Democracy Lab. She is Board Member Emeritus Open Source Initiative (OSI) and was previously on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. Deb received the O’ Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and early advocacy for the use of open source in government. You can follow her on twitter as @debbryant.

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Thanks Scott for sharing. I was surprised how high "Interoperability" ranked as an issue, and wondered if you'd lumped Interoperability and Migration issues into a single criteria in the survey, or if you had consolidated two answers into one after the fact. I would think they may be related but they can be very different concerns (i.e. an organization desires interoperability as an attribute of the target application - sees that as a post-adoption benefit - but may have migration issues due to tack of sufficiently skills resources).

Great list! Thanks for sharing it.