OpenDirective LLP is dedicated to facilitating open innovation in accessibility and Assistive Technology software. OpenDirective is committed to identifying software products and opportunities that are approaching the chasm between early adopters and the early majority. We have a focus on exploratory technologies that stem from research or are developed for internal use. By facilitating open innovation through engagement with Open Source software, OpenDirective helps make companies more innovative, capable, and cost efficient, and projects reach more users,
We facilitate open innovation in software.
OpenDirective consists of two programme leads and a number of specialist partner organisations.
Steve Lee is Programme Lead for the Accessibile Technologies programme. Steve is a member of the accessibility community in Mozilla, GNOME and Ubuntu and has been engaged with open source for over ten years. For full details of Steve's experience see his LinkedIn Profile and Steve's CV.
Ross Gardler is Programme Lead for the Open Development programme. He is both a Member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of Community Development at The Apache Software Foundation and a mentor at the Outercurve Foundation. Ross has been active in open development of open source software for over ten years. For full details of Ross' experience see his LinkedIn ProfileOxford University Computing Services who, since 2003 have hosted the open source advisory service to the UK Higher and Further Education sector, OSS Watch. OpenDirective builds on this experience to forge collaborations between the academic research sector and the product development work of the commercial sector.
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