About me

Thomas Prowse, the n2one inc. founder, is an Ottawa based technology lawyer with the prowse technology law office which he launched in early 2012.  Thomas has actively worked in the open source software (“oss”) and hi tech world for over two decades. He was most recently Intellectual Property Counsel with a global telecommunications equipment provider company. Prior to joining this company, Thomas was a partner at a major Canadian law firm with a practice focused on providing legal advice to technology companies and Senior Counsel at Nortel where he was the Global Law Department leader on its Open Source Advisory Team.

Thomas was selected by his peers to be included in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the Technology Law speciality. His private practice, government policy, and in-house counsel experience equip him to provide practical legal advice grounded in his understanding of current business and technological complexities.

Thomas has been thinking about alternative delivery models for legal services for many years. He coined the term “commons sourcing” some time ago to describe the pooling of shared information based resources under oss methodologies for use by companies for commercial purposes. Thomas believes that commons sourcing is both the future of legal and other professional services and a third wave of global commercial transformation!

Please note that this is the personal blog of Thomas Prowse and any opinions are his alone. Posts and linked information are provided “as is” and are not legal advice or endorsements.


  1. LinkedIn bio: http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=18314248&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro
  2. Twitter:  tprowse
  3. email: tprowse@n2one.com


  1. […] about what might be a related concept to unbundling. It came up in a conversation I had with Thomas Prowse, an innovative open-source technology lawyer based here in Ottawa, as we were discussing the […]

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