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Monday, October 21


Open Source's $59B Opportunity - Phil Odence, Black Duck Software
Enterprises benefit from the adoption of open source, but most are reluctant to use projects with no declared license. Recent research has revealed that 40% of OSS projects have no declared license; and of this significant number, 42% actually contain embedded licenses, which can be difficult to find, let alone review, without the proper tools. Imagine the potential value and productivity that could be unleashed if all open source projects were accessible to enterprises – Black Duck has estimated this opportunity at up to $59B. But how do enterprises evaluate projects without easily identifiable licenses? This session will discuss the importance of and methods to discover embedded licenses. Odence will provide market sizing for projects with embedded licenses and discuss the opportunity to capture value from projects which might otherwise be off-limits to enterprises.

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Phil Odence

VP of Business Development, Black Duck Software
Phil Odence is Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Black Duck Software, with responsibility for corporate and business development activities and expanding Black Duck's reach, image and product breadth by developing partnerships across Black Duck's ecosystem ecosystem... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:20pm
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The Disruptive Nature of Open Source Cloud - Alan Clark, SUSE
Over the coming year the impact of Cloud will exponentially accelerate. Cloud will prove to be one of the biggest disruptive forces that has hit the computing industry in the past decade. And while open source technologies have been a key enabler for this revolution, established proprietary vendors have keenly capitalized on this disruptive market leaving open source cloud scrambling to capture market share. The Cloud open source projects are now armed with tremendous industry backing, critical mass and huge momentum. With cloud computing having moved beyond compute, integrating technologies in storage, networking, security, management and automation, open source is ready to compete. It is an exciting time to be a part of open source cloud disruptive change. Come find out why.

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Alan Clark

CTO Office, SUSE

Monday October 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
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The Role of Legal Counsels in Focusing Open Source Compliance on Scaling and Execution - Ibrahim Haddad, Samsung Research America
Open Source initiatives and projects provide companies with a vehicle to accelerate innovation through collaboration with the global community of open source developers. However, accompanying the benefits of teaming with the open source community are important responsibilities: Companies must ensure compliance with applicable open source license obligations. In this talk, we look closely at the role of the Legal Counsel in ensuring open source compliance and discuss a number of practical advice that a Legal Counsel can provide to the software development team. Such practical advice will enable software developers to make daily decisions related to open source licenses without having to go back to the Legal Counsel for every single question. This talk is highly recommended for people involved in ensuring open source compliance inside their organizations.

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Ibrahim Haddad

VP, Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.) is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. In this role, he works with the largest technology companies and open source communities to facilitate a vendor-neutral environment for advancing the Linux and open source platform. He is the Executive... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 2:50pm - 3:40pm
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Jenkins Case Study: A Comparison of Open Source and Commercial Static Analysis Solutions – A Case of Apples and Oranges - Zack Samocha, Coverity
There are numerous free open source static analysis tools on the market but what can they find that commercial static analysis solutions don’t – and vice versa? This session will examine the defects found in Jenkins using popular open source solutions like FindBugs and those found with commercial solutions. We’ll explore specific types of defects found by open source and commercial solutions and the areas of overlap. We’ll also explore the most common defects we’ve seen in open source code through our Coverity SCAN project which has analyzed hundreds of open source projects such as such as Linux, PHP, and Postgresql. In 2012 alone over 20,000 dangerous defects were fixed through the SCAN program. The session will explore how the combination of open source and commercial static analysis solutions can help you lower your risk of software failure.

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Zack Samocha

Senior Director of Products, Coverity
Zack Samocha is the Senior Director of Products at Coverity. In his current role he defines the company product strategy and manages the Coverity open source Scan program which has grown under his leadership to 500 projects and 1,000 active users. Zack initiated research comparing... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm
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How to Reduce Friction and Transaction Costs in Intellectual Property Management for FOSS Projects (Standardization of Contributor Agreements and Beyond) - Catharina Maracke, Keio University
This presentation will give an overview of the current status of standardized copyright terms for contributor agreements. It will discuss challenges and opportunities for standardization efforts and explore the role of defensive patent licensing. In addition, it will suggest ideas for a better infrastructure to reduce friction and transaction costs and to move rights between developers, projects and end-users: One important topic to be presented in this context is the possibility to set up a network of intermediaries, which allows trustworthy third parties to mediate rights between developers and projects and to help reduce friction in reviewing and negotiating legal terms. As a starting point for further discussion, details and usage of the “Fiduciary License Agreement” (FSFE) will be presented to understand advantages and potential pitfalls of such a model.

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Catharina Maracke

Associate Professor, Keio University
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include intellectual property law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 4:50pm - 5:40pm
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