Open Source Adoption in the Enterprise: Keep Your Organization Ahead of the Curve
The proliferation of Open Source Software (OSS) Technologies in the recent years has greatly impacted the development and innovation of software. The typical enterprise stack or application is made up of over 50% open source technologies. This mass adoption has helped every organization increase developer productivity and software production as well as sped up the adoption of new technology. While many companies take advantage of OSS to improve their products and infrastructure, they often lag behind in the management and support of the OSS technologies they use. However, due to the fact that an organization's process involves hundreds to thousands of OSS components, errors and vulnerabilities are likely to arise and affect the enterprise's process and DevOps productivity. In order to mitigate the possible risks posed by these vulnerabilities, organizations, software executives and risks analysts need to understand the underpinnings of their infrastructure to be ready to repel attacks and threats. Most organizations are only aware of 2% of their OSS usage. Organizations and enterprises must establish an efficient and effective process for choosing, managing and remediating the OSS they base their companies around.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders, professionals, software developers and executives are brought together by The Knowledge Group to help the audience and organizations to understand the fundamental framework, important issues and concerns in Open Source adoption. Speakers will provide the audience with their expert thoughts and practical tips in maximizing the benefits of using open source technologies and the best practices in managing security and legal risks.
Key topics include:
- Open Source basics
- Choosing Commercial and Open Source (OSS) Technologies
- Security Risks and Challenges
- Opportunities and Threats
- OSS Tools and Work Process
- Recent Trends and Developments
Andrew Hall, Attorney
- What is open-source software?
- What are the different types of open-source software license?
- Are open-source licenses enforced?
- How are people making money with open-source software?
Jeff Luszcz, VP of Product Management
- How do companies typically use open source?
- How does open source software enter your company?
- What types of things can you do to comply with open source licenses?
- Basics of an open source compliance program
Who Should Attend:
- Founders, Co-Founders
- C-Suite Executives (CIO, CTO, CISCO, CSO)
- Chief, Vice President (VP), Director, Manager of:
- Software Engineering
- Software Development
- Software Architecture
- Open Source Software
- Enterprise Applications
- Process Management
- Risk, Compliance, Governance
- Enterprise Architects
- Principal Software Engineer
- Senior Software Engineer
- Program Manager
- Product Manager
- General or In-House Counsel
- Technology Lawyers
- Information Security (InfoSec):
Jeff is the VP of Product Management and is responsible for product strategy for Software Composition Analysis solution from Flexera Software. Previously, Jeff was Founder & CTO of Palamida (acquired by Flexera Software), a leading provider of Open Source discovery and vulnerability management solutions which helped software development organizations understand how to best use open source while complying with their license obligations and managing security vulnerability risk. Jeff also led the Professional Services team at Palamida responsible for open source compliance and security audits and performed reviews for some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. Prior to Palamida, Jeff spent six years as a software engineer at NASA Ames Research Center where he implemented software for simulation and visualization of flat panel display technology and their related human factors. Jeff has been active in the Java, Macintosh and Open Source software communities and is the author of several well-known Macintosh software utilities and has served as a technical editor for Wrox Press.
Jeff is the VP of Product Management and is responsible for product strategy for Software Composition Analysis solution from Flexera …
Andrew Hall leverages his technical background and well-rounded intellectual property law experience to guide clients on developing business strategies that include, depend upon, or are exclusively based in open-source software. Prior to founding Hall Law, Andrew counseled clients on open-source and IP governance at Fenwick & West. At Knobbe Martens, Andrew practiced patent litigation, USPTO interference, and other patent and trademark-related disputes. Before receiving a J.D. from the University of Chicago and after receiving a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University, Andrew enjoyed a career as an applications engineer.
Andrew Hall leverages his technical background and well-rounded intellectual property law experience to guide clients on developing business strategies that …
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About Flexera Software
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader for over 25 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.
About Hall Law
Hall Law focuses on counseling clients on open-source software governance, audits, use, and compliance including hosted (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and distributed use of software licensed under copyleft (reciprocal, hereditary, viral) licenses such as the General Public License (GPL) and Affero General Public License (AGPL).
Experienced in guiding both startups and multinational corporations in a multitude of industries, Hall Law offers unique insights for developing and implementing software commercialization strategies that may include commercial and free and open-source software (FOSS) components.
Clients rely on Hall Law for advice on protecting valuable intellectual property and technical assets, avoiding contractual disputes and infringement claims, forming strategic partnerships, and developing effective and efficient policies and practices for commercializing their software, related services, and other technical assets.