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Friday, June 22


Is There an Open Source Business Model: YES or NO? - Jeffrey Borek, IBM & Stephen Walli, Microsoft
The open source definition is over 20 years old. Red Hat is a multi-billion dollar company. MySQL and JBoss have had great acquisition exits. Cloudera and Hortonworks are well on their way to becoming the next billion-dollar software companies. But Stephen would like to observe that despite these successes, there is no open source business model.

But wait, Jeff would beg to differ! From data centers to the cloud, from self-driving cars to drones - open source software is everywhere. Major companies that are bottom-line driven are starting to actively engage and contribute to open source projects.

Join this lively session with Stephen and Jeff as they compare and contrast the current state of the ecosystem and debate what comes next.

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Jeffrey Borek

WW Program Director, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a senior technology and communications professional with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology industries. He is currently the leader of the OSPO at IBM, and works in the Open Technologies... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 11:20 - 12:00
Private Dining


Open Source at Uber - Brian Hsieh, Uber Technologies Inc.
Uber officially launched its open source journey in 2015 which started with three passionate engineers. In only three years, Uber’s open source program has grown and fostered several outstanding open source projects like Jaeger, deck.gl, and Pyro. Uber has also been contributing to open source projects like Hadoop, Spark, and more. In the presentation, Brian Hsieh will share Uber’s open source journey, its program office structure, best practices, and how Uber enables open innovation by embracing open source culture. He will also share the challenges of leading open source program in a hyper-growth global company, and Uber’s long-term open source vision.

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Brian Hsieh

Head of Open Source, Uber
Brian Hsieh created and leads the Open Source Program Office at Uber. In this role, he builds and manages open source strategy, processes, governance, licensing compliance, ecosystem growth, brand identity, industry alignments, standards, and foundation relationships. He has experience... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 12:10 - 12:50
Private Dining
  • Experience Level Any


Complex Made Simple: The State of Governance in Open Source - Shane Martin Coughlan, The OpenChain Project
The key to the success of open source adoption at scale is good governance. This is based on a shared understanding of requirements that allow a global community to work together. These requirements provide context for many perspectives, many cultures and many jurisdictions to work together smoothly. Today we have practical guides and effective tools to support flexible solutions with shared trust. This talk will explain how we use them to solve real-world challenges. It will unpack the current "stack" of OpenChain, SPDX, FOSSology, ScanCode, sw360 and QuarterMaster and explain how to use them together.

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Shane Coughlan

OpenChain General Manager, Linux Foundation
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 14:25 - 15:05
Private Dining


The Evolution of the Open Source Software Foundation - Stephen R. Walli, Microsoft
Non-profit organizations have played a key role in the evolution of the open source ecosystem over the past 30 years. While each of the organizations has been created to address a particular need or constituency, they all provide a strong base to enable the next wave of growth and investment in successful, maturing open source projects in the wild. Over the past decade, corporations have begun to engage more in collaborations and look to non-profit organizations to act as the point of cooperation to encourage growth and investment in new projects. With that difference in mind, the presentation looks at what evolution is needed to support the differences and challenges to be managed (with examples) to continue to grow a strong open source ecosystem.


Friday June 22, 2018 15:15 - 15:55
Private Dining


Legal Audit before Source Code Disclosure - Denis Dorotenko, Yandex
Denis Dorotenko, Legal Counsel from Yandex will provide the information about legal audit before source code disclosure. The report will provide the details related to 3rd paty licenses compliance, trade secrets and patentability, authors identification, trademark rights, etc. The purpose is to share Yandex experience how to set up effective process of legal audit of company own open source projects.


Denis Dorotenko

Legal Counsel, Yandex
Legal Counsel at Yandex (Moscow, Russia). Since 2012 work in Legal Department in Yandex. Mostly specialize on software and content legal issues (including licensing, data acquisition), domain disputes and deals, open source legal matters. Education: Has graduated (with honour) Saratov... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 16:20 - 17:00
Private Dining
  • Experience Level Any


OSS License Compliance for Software Developers, NOT for Legal Experts - Satoru Ueda, Sony
Dealing with the OSS License appropriately is an essential issue to use open source software. In this session, we would like to consider the most important things which are always forgotten especially for actual software developers. To be consulted by attorney or legal department staff? Of course it is important. However we mustn’t forget the existence of the engineers who are not supported by those legal experts. And there are some pitfalls which legal experts are always fall into. For the appropriate use of OSS, the role of software developers is enormously important. Don’t be afraid! It is not so difficult for the software developers to perform the role.


Satoru Ueda

Chief Open Alliance Manager, Sony Corp.
Since early 2003, Satoru Ueda has been engaged in projects to promote and use Linux widely in consumer electronics appliances and IoT devices. Ueda was one of the founders of the CE Linux forum, which was established to enhance the collaborative relationship between the OSS community... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 17:10 - 17:50
Private Dining
  • Experience Level Any