Pia Waugh

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Pia Waugh started work as an Adviser to Senator Kate Lundy in April 2009. During her time in this role Pia has co-developed the internationally awarded “Public Sphere” consultation methodology with Senator Lundy, she has become an active member of the Gov 2.0 community, she ran the first GovCamp event in Canberra, and has worked hard to create and support demonstrators of open government throughout Australia.
Prior to 2009 she was a consultant at Waugh Partners in Sydney, Australia. She has also worked as a Research Coordinator for the Australian Service for Knowledge on Open Source Software (ASK-OSS), the Open Source strategist for a large systems integrator and still works to develop the Australian FOSS industry and improve Government policies towards FOSS. She has been working with Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) such as Linux for about 8 years. She has seen FOSS deliver not only economic benefits to countries and business all around the world, but significant social and environmental benefits to communities everywhere.

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Open government, what is it really?

Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the practicalities of open…