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Thomas Prowse will describe the evolution of his company's alternative delivery model for open source software legal information services. This service is built on the foundation of "commons sourcing” a term which Thomas coined some time ago to describe the pooling of shared information based resources under OSS methodologies for use by companies for commercial purposes. Thomas will demonstrate how n2one inc.'s Commons Knowledge™ service harnesses the power of commons sourcing to offer affordable subscription based access to developers, lawyers, and business leaders to world class practical OSS related legal information resources.
Thomas, who was peer selected for the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the Technology Law speciality, was formerly the Global Law Department leader on the Nortel Open Source Advisory Team and is currently a partner at a major Canadian law firm. Thomas will put forward his company's concrete business offering and model as a proof point for his deeply held conviction that commons sourcing represents both the future of legal and other professional services and a third wave of global commercial transformation!