INTERVIEW: Amanda Brock, OpenUK, on how Open Source is moving into energy

How many energy companies have a policy against the use of so-called ‘Open source’ software in their activities? Amanda Brock, chief executive of OpenUK, says it’s a common prohibition – but she suspects that a closer look will reveal that the prohibition is out of date. She says, “they are using it, but don’t understand that they are”. It is now commonplace in engineering, banking and other sectors, she says.