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Wednesday, February 15 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Keeping the Lawyers Happy, Keeping the Developers Happy, and Making Your Boss Happier - Dave Stokes, Oracle

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Your contributors want to contribute but your corporate lawyers want to make sure what they are contributing is the property of the contributors. Your lawyers want to make sure everything is 'legal' and have this wonderful 210 page document they want to be submitted with each line of code. And your bosses want these code gems included ASAP but didn't they see that code someplace else before? Welcome to managing contributions in a big corporation! So what do you do to protect the interests of all concerned (Contributors, Bosses, and Lawyers) while being a very public face to all? This presentation covers how MySQL balances life as a part of Oracle in an Open Source/Open Core/Enterprise world with a regular flow of new contributors, the interests of improving the code base, and risks to all in an every increasing litigious world. And plush fuzzy toys as swag do help!!

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David Stokes

MySQL Community Manager, Oracle
Dave Stokes he is the MySQL Community Manager for North America and has been using MySQL for 15 years. Originally he started his computer career on various DEC computers before switching to UNIX/Linux. He was the MySQL Certification manager before the SUN and Oracle takeovers and... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm PST
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