Amanda Brock is the CEO of Trustable Software, a UK based not for profit organisation working globally.
She was General Counsel of Canonical, setting up the global legal team and running this for 5 years. She has worked in a variety of sectors, ranging from Fashion to Fintech, across EMEA, US, AsiaPac and Emerging Markets, based out of the UK and Amsterdam and has worked in open source since 2008.
As well as many years of structuring and negotiating a multitude of deals, her roles have included contribution to and leadership of a number multi-organisational collaborative projects and open source initiatives. She has exerptise in open source software, governance, IP, compliance audits, policies and processes as well as commercialisation and contracting around open source. Amanda was a member of the Open Stack Drafting Committee in 2012 and a member of the Linux Foundation’s General Counsel committee.
Amanda is a regular international speaker and author covering innovation, open source and legal issues and has contributed to a number of books and journals on open source issues.
She is a European Representative of the defensive patent pool, Open Invention Network, an Executive and founding Editor of the International Free and Open Source Law Review, a member of the OASIS Open Projects Advisory Council and a Director of Open UK.