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Wednesday, February 15

2:00pm PST

Open Source is a Team Sport: How to Manage Players With Competing Interest - Heather Kirksey, OPNFV; Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack; & Chris Price, Ericsson

Open Source collaboration is a team sport, comprised of different players with a diverse set of backgrounds. While the end goal is often the same, there can be competing options and routes to achieving those goals. So how do open source projects encourage collaboration, navigate conflicts, focus on the greater good, and instill the trust necessary to work as a team? OPNFV director Heather Kirksey will sit down with OpenStack executive Director Jonathan Bryce and former OPNFV TSC Chair Chris Price to highlight key examples and lessons learned from managing two of the most unique open source projects in market today: OPNFV and OpenStack. OPNFV focuses its work upstream by leveraging existing code from a variety of leading open source projects across compute, storage, and networking in order to build a common NFV reference platform for the industry. In this fireside chat, Jonathan Bryce and Chris Price will explore OpenStack’s approach to working upstream with OPNFV and vice versa, as well as among their own communities to maintain the sportsmanship necessary to advance the industry. 

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Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud.He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had... Read More →
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Jill Lovato

PR, Linux Foundation
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Chris Price

President, Ericsson software technology
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical leader... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Grand Sierra A

2:40pm PST

Patents: Global Policy Trends - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network
In the developer community, nobody cares where their collaborators are physically located. It's a completely different story for legal practitioners and others who look at the licenses, patents and treaties that dictate what's feasible, what's expensive and what's impossible -- or even illegal. Globally, lawmakers, treaty drafters and standards setting organizations entities are seeking to harmonize, standardize and codify the legal structures that govern our interactions. Many of these efforts may be well-intentioned but ultimately hostile to the production and adoption of free and open source software. With a global understanding of current policy trends, the worldwide community of free and software projects and companies will be ready to impactfully address and respond to proposed policy decisions.

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Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm PST
Grand Sierra A

3:20pm PST

Dealing with Open Source in a Large Company - Alexios Zavras & Jessica Marz, Intel
A large company employing thousands of software developers worldwide faces many challenges to consistently manage its use and release of open source software. The underlying compliance requirements of open source software licenses, however, are the same for every organization, regardless of size. This talk will detail some of our experiences with developing and refining practices that address open source compliance issues and are designed to be transparent, repeatable, and scalable. We will describe the evolution of a number of such processes, from inception to present day to planned future enhancements. An essential element is the operation of a board of experts conducting mandatory reviews of a variety of issues pertaining to the release of software containing open source-licensed components. The lessons learned can be applicable to any entity dealing with open source software.

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Jessica Marz

Director, Open Source Program Office, Intel Corporation
Jessica Marz works for Intel Corporation's Open Source Technology Center and has been involved in software legal compliance since becoming licensed to practice law. In her current role, she is responsible for defining and managing Intel’s corporate Open Source Software policies... Read More →

Alexios Zavras

Software Engineer, Intel
Alexios Zavras (zvr) is the Senior Open Source Compliance Engineer of Intel Corp. He has been involved with Free and Open Source Software since 1983, and is an evangelist for all things Open. He has presented in a number of national and international conferences, including past LF... Read More →

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

4:10pm PST

Open Source Business Models Redux - Stephen Walli, Docker Inc.
There are best practices to understand when building products from open source software, but there are a number of anti-patterns that crop up along the way. Product teams (from engineering to marketing) need to understand these patterns and practices to participate best in open source project communities and deliver products and services to their customers at the same time. These patterns hold regardless of whether the vendor created and owns the project or participates in projects outside their control.

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Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm PST
Grand Sierra A

4:50pm PST

Insider Truth in Developer Ecosystems - Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading
Developer communities are social entities and they behave in many ways according to what we know of Anthropology. There is a large body of research in that area that may be applicable to online communities of developers. Another classic area of knowledge is philosophy of science which investigates the underpinnings of knowledge as well as the processes that led us to advances in science. Developer communities are frequently in a mode of discovery that is also not unlike the classic scientific endeavors.

This talk tries to build the bridge between anthropology, philosophy of science and attempts to come to an understanding of how our developer communities function and why they are effective. This may lead to insights that help us improve how these communities work and avoid dysfunctional behavior that sometimes creeps in.

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Christoph Lameter

R&D Team Lead, Jump Trading LLC
Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for Jump Trading LLC (an algorithmic trading company) in Chicago and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems in the Linux Kernel. He contributed to a number of Linux projects since the initial kernel... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm PST
Grand Sierra A