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Shane Martin Coughlan

Senior Advisor

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Tel: +81 (0) 90 9774 2404
Fax: +81 (0) 87 889 0288

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Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication methods and business development. He is best known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for FSFE, building a European legal network with over 200 corporate counsel, independent counsel, and technical experts across 27 countries, and aligning corporate and community interests to launch the first law review dedicated to Free Software.

Shane has extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, management best practice, community building and Free Software. His experience includes engagement with the server, desktop, embedded and mobile telecommunication industries. He does business in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and maintains a broad network of contacts.


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