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Tuesday, February 14 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
From EXIF to SPDX: How Persistent Metadata is Changing the World - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe

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Through its history, free and open source software has come to rely on the recognition of individual contributions. Passing information about those contributions and their copyright through ChangeLogs, commit messages, version control history, DCOs or similar have become an imperfect reality. Where SPDX and the DCO seek to address the challenge of passing some source code metadata, they can be seen as manifestations of the need to establish provenance for source code contributions. Jonas Öberg will talk about why provenance for source code is so important for the community, and industry, how this relates to the XKCD comic series, and what we can and should do to help each other, and those wishing to adopt free and open source software.

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Jonas Öberg

Open Source Officer, Scania CV AB
Jonas Öberg is the Open Source Officer for Scania CV AB, putting open source in support of his childhood dream of making buses, trucks, marine engines and other things that go wroom-wroom. For 20 years, he has worked to develop the ecosystem of open source software, focusing on automation... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
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