About Us

Open Source Sense Partners

  1. Greg Olson
    Greg Olson
  2. Bill Weinberg
    Bill Weinberg
Greg Olson, Principal Consultant and Partner at Open Source Sense, has over 30 years software industry experience in engineering, marketing and business development.

As a Senior Director at the Linux Foundation and at Black Duck Consulting he has led engagements for major companies such as Huawei, Microsoft, Diebold and Nissan, for commercial software companies initiating open source strategies such as Infobright, Adaptive Planning and Solid Information Systems and for open source start-ups such as EnterpriseDB, JasperSoft and Lucid Imagination. To date Greg has worked with over 300 companies on open source strategy and governance.​

In creating the original open source governance practice at Olliance in 2007, Greg pioneered the industry with a methodology that enables companies to maximize the productivity benefits of open source software while managing the legal and operational risks. Olliance Group and Black Duck Consulting, which acquired Olliance, Greg’s governance practice has worked with over 200 companies on open source governance and compliance engagements. He has personally led Policy and Process development engagements at Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments and UBS. He has developed remediation strategies for Diebold, Otis Elevator, Visteon, Brightstar and SAP.

Prior to Sendmail, Greg served as vice president of marketing for Integrated Systems, the largest provider of software and services to the embedded computer systems industry at the time. Before Integrated Systems, Greg was VP of Strategy and Business Development at Sybase, where he drove the company’s most important new product, business and acquisition initiatives.

Bill Weinberg brings three decades of open source, mobile/embedded and open systems, telecommunications, automotive, and other technology experience to his role of Principal Consultant and Partner at Open Source Sense.​

Most recently, as a Senior Director at the Linux Foundation and at Black Duck Software, Bill led the open source strategy practices, guiding global technology companies and enterprise software organizations in enhancing their ROI from open source, leading remediation and migration projects, and helping to launch new initiatives, including ONAP.

Bill was a founding team-member at embedded open source pioneer MontaVista Software, establishing Linux as the preferred  platform for intelligent devices. Bill also worked at OSDL, Lynx Real-Time Systems, Acer Computer Brazil, and Microtec Research. 

His career includes work with industry standards bodies and consortia: he served as GM of the Linux Phone Standards Forum, and Carrier Grade and Mobile Linux Initiative Leader at Open Source Development Labs.  At Lynx Real-Time Systems, he managed POSIX and DO-178B platform certification and worked with the Air Force and DISA on DII-COE.

Bill is known for his writing and speaking on topics ranging from security to embedded/real-time computing, from application migration to licensing and standardization, and from telecoms infrastructure to mobile applications. Bill is a prolific contributor to print and on-line journals and is a frequent speaker and panelist at key industry events.

Learn more about Bill’s background and experience at https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamweinberg and http://www.linuxpundit.com

Open Source Sense Associates

  1. Donald Liu
    Donald Liu
​Donald Liu, Senior Associate Consultant, partners with Open Source Sense from his member support role at the Linux Foundation APAC and his work as Developer Evangelist on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).  

Prior to LF-APAC and CNCF, Donald was a key resource in making Black Duck Software successful in Asia, helping regional customers automate license compliance and secure their use of open source software.  His hands-on experience with open source and open standards, including Linux, UNIX and embedded/real-time operating systems,  has positioned him to engage and deliver value to both technology companies and to enterprise developers and deployers of open source software.

Donald's career began with Java development at the National University of Singapore Internal Research and Development Center, and continued with multi-OS support and testing during his tenure at Digital Equipment Hong Kong.   His entree into open source software occurred with Red Hat Linux and later with embedded Linux from LynuxWorks.

Donald graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. He is certified in POSIX, DO-178B and MISRA with additional expertise in 
software testing,  code auditing and continuous integration.