Roberto Galoppini is an expert in open source business, he takes an active interest in open source projects and organizations, and he is also on the advisory boards for international software companies and SourceForge. He is founder of one of the first Italian Open Source firms and of the first Italian open source consortium. He consulted to the National Center for IT in the Public Administration cowriting the open source guidelines and he has been a member of the open source working group instituted by the Minister of Regions and Local Authorities. Roberto among his customers counts GroundWork, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Poste Italiane, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Zenoss and Xwiki. He is the editor of commercial open source blog.