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Tuesday, February 14

11:20am PST

SPDX Generation via Yocto and the New LID code License Scanner - Mark Charlebois & Craig Northway, Qualcomm Technologies
LiD is a new open source code scanner that has been integrated with Yocto with minimal dependencies (python3). It is being used to produce SPDX files used by Dronecode for future Snapdragon Flight based Dronecode releases. The talk will give an overview of the advantages of LiD, the integration to Yocto. The talk will also cover best practices when writing bitbake recipes to enable the best results from the license compliance scanning tools. Time will be provided for comments and suggestions on possible improvements to the tool and Yocto integration. 

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Mark Charlebois

Director Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies Inc
Presently in QCT for Qualcomm Technologies Inc (QTI), working on a Deep Learning framework for Qualcomm SoCs and as an open source software strategist. Mark has represented QTI on the Linux Foundation board, and served on the Dronecode board, and Core Infrastructure Initiative steering... Read More →
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Craig Northway

Director, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Craig Northway is a Director Engineering in Corporate Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. Craig manages the Qualcomm Open Source Technology Group, a group formed to improve process, policy and tooling around Open Source software at Qualcomm... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am PST
Monument Peak

12:00pm PST

By Leveraging the SPDX, OpenChain and Hyperledger Initiatives, We Can Solve the Open Source Management Supply Chain Puzzle - Mark Gisi & Sameer Ahmed, Wind River
The SPDX and OpenChain projects provide two critical pieces for solving the supply chain open source compliance puzzle. SPDX reduces the cost and friction around the collection and exchange of critical open source compliance information. OpenChain provides the means by which to establish trust of a specific supplier’s creation of open source compliance artifacts (source code, notices, SPDX data, …) for the their software offering. The remaining missing puzzle piece is a way to manage accountability and providence tracking of the collection of all compliance artifacts of a product as it takes form traversing the supply chain from conception to end user. We discuss how the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project could help create a “ComplianceLedger” to solve the puzzle and how the SPDX and OpenChain projects are highly complementary to that solution.


Sameer Ahmed

Senior Member of Technical Staff - App, Wind River Systems
Sameer Ahmed is a Sr. Member of Technical Staff at Wind River Systems. He has developed various cloud system applications including tools to generate and consumer SPDX data. Sameer is the technology lead of the SParts project and core blockchain ledger developer. Sameer has a Master... Read More →
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Mark Gisi

Director, Open Source, Wind River
Mark Gisi, Director of Open Source Programs at Wind River Systems, is manager of the open source program office responsible for open source adoption; risk mitigation; community engagement and innovation acceleration. Mark is also a lead contributor to the Hyperledger Software Parts... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST
Monument Peak

1:45pm PST

Hyperledger Project Update - Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger
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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm PST
Monument Peak

2:25pm PST

Breaking Barriers with IO Visor Project - Wendy Cartee & YunSong Lu, IO Visor Project
The IO Visor Project has made what seemed impossible, completely possible. From building the "Universal in-kernel virtual machine" to exceeding performance expectations of the kernel with eXpress Data Path (XDP), the IO Visor community has overcome barriers and up streamed new innovations that developers are discovering and sharing with more developers across the world. The lightning talk will review recent developments of IO Visor Project and what's coming in 2017. It will also show how a small, understated community is solving pain points of virtualization, security, performance, analytics, and virtual networking while ultimately, modernizing the kernel for the new paradigm of Linux-driven computing.

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Wendy Cartee

Senior Director of Marketing, VMware
Wendy Cartee is senior director of product marketing for service mesh, cloud and container networking at VMware. She works on products and open source projects to drive enterprise user adoption. Wendy has been in open source for over a decade and helped form the Linux Foundation’s... Read More →

YunSong Lu

Chief Architect, Networking & Virtualization, Huawei
As the Principal Architect and Director of Virtual Networking Group, Yunsong and the team have designed and delivered crucial virtual networking technologies, including EVS(Elastic Virtual Switch) and S-DNA(Software-Defined Network Acceleration) framework, which have been the... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm PST
Monument Peak

3:30pm PST

The Open API Initiative: 12 Months and Counting, What You Need to Know - Jeff Borek, IBM
APIs form the connecting glue between modern applications and are used to connect third-party data services, public/private data sources, and other applications. The Open API Initiative seek to create, evolve, and promote an open description format for API services that is vendor-neutral, portable, and evolves under shared governance. Based upon the open source Swagger project, the world's most popular framework for APIs, the prior spec has over 18K daily downloads, over 3k know public GitHub repos, 44 targets in codegen from over 250 contributors, including IBM. Come join this session to hear the origins of the OpenAPI community, and the details of the new OAS v3.0.0 specification release.

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Jeff Borek

WW Program Dir, Open Tech & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek, WW Program Director, IBM - is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently the ecosystem development... Read More →

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

4:10pm PST

Automotive in Open Source: Yocto Project Opens the Doors to Connected Cars - Joel Hoffmann, Renesas Electronics
Cars have been connected for at least a decade now, but most drivers and consumers are looking for more innovation. Unlike other consumer industry products, the car industry has tries to invent nearly everything on a brand and model basis, stifling software re-use and resulting innovation for developers to contribute. Consumer demand and open standards are quickly changing this. Recent development of common Open Source software and programming interfaces (APIs) will enable cars that benefit from innovation in adjacent industries such as smartphones and the internet of things.

This talk will highlight the breakthrough in open software platforms now available for production use by automakers and suppliers. Projects pioneered by GENIVI Alliance and Linux Foundation AGL have been united by using Yocto Project. Prior build systems led to fragmentation between suppliers which is exactly what the auto industry is trying to avoid.

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Joel Hoffmann

Open Platform Marketing Manager, Renesas
Joel Hoffmann is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience developing new markets, with heavy focus on automotive software and open development concepts in the Connected Car segment. His current engagement is with Renesas Electronics which is currently a Platinum AGL... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm PST
Monument Peak

4:50pm PST

The Future of Open Source Automotive Software - Dan Cauchy, The Linux Foundation

Car hacking continues to be a concern and high profile software bugs are on the rise and in the news at an alarming frequency. The traditional way of developing automotive software is not working. OEMs are starting to adopt an open source approach to change the way software is built for cars.

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project that is bringing together OEMs and suppliers to build a shared platform from the ground-up for in-vehicle infotainment. Dan Cauchy will provide an update on the latest AGL activities and what lies ahead in the future. He will also discuss how developing a common platform and building an ecosystem and supply chain that all use the same code base will transform the traditional automotive supply chain model, reduce fragmentation, improve time-to-market and enable companies to focus more on rapid innovation and new features. 

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Dan Cauchy

Linux Foundation/Automotive Grade Linux

Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm PST
Monument Peak
Thursday, February 16

11:20am PST

From Docker, to Kubernetes, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation - Open Containers & Community - Jeff Borek, IBM & Patrick Chanezon, Docker
As open source continues to drive innovation in IT, open governance becomes imperative. Containers remain a hot topic for both developers and data center operators, and new project and communities are forming to help ensure that end-users will have options and choice as they increase their use of hybrid cloud computing. For example, Kubernetes is an open source project for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications and the first project of the CNCF. Join this session to hear about the importance of both the OCI and the CNCF - to create open industry standards around containers (formats and runtime), and container orchestration.

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Jeff Borek

WW Program Dir, Open Tech & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek, WW Program Director, IBM - is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently the ecosystem development... Read More →
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Patrick Chanezon

Chief Developer Advocate, Docker
As the Chief Developer Advocate for Docker, Patrick Chanezon helps drive the direction of the company’s open source projects, acting as an advocate for the developer community to assure that their requirements and issues are addressed in the Docker platform. From 2013 to 2015, he... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am PST
Grand Sierra A

12:00pm PST

Civil Infrastructure Platform: A Collective Industry Effort for Maintaining Linux Kernel for 20+ Years - Noriaki Fukuyasu, The Linux Foundation & Agustin Benito Bethencourt, Codethink
The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is an effort to develop a super long-term supported (SLTS) open source "base layer" for industrial grade software. In this talk, Noriaki Fukuyasu will explain about the reason why the industry needed this effort, then describe the current development status of the SLTS kernel and testing environment. Nori will specifically take some time to explain the development policy and process of the SLTS (Super Long Term Support) Kernel by CIP. 

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Agustín Benito Bethencourt

Principal Consultant, Codethink Ltd
Bachelor degree in Applied Physics and Master in Training. Agustin Benito Bethencourt has experience as entrepreneur, executive, IT director, product owner and consultant, in the FLOSS space. Currently he is Principal Consultant at Codethink Ltd. Beyond helping customers to create... Read More →
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Noriaki Fukuyasu

VP of Japan Operations, The Linux Foundation
Noriaki is the Vice President of Japan Operations for The Linux Foundation. Prior to joining The Linux Foundation, he led the international business for a leading Japanese Linux distributor, Turbolinux, Inc., as Director of International Business. He also served as the CEO of Zend... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST
Grand Sierra A

2:00pm PST

OPEN-O Project Update - Chris Donley, OPEN-O Technical Steering Committee


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Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Grand Sierra A

2:40pm PST

3:20pm PST

OpenDaylight + Professional Open Source: A Roadmap - Neela Jacques, OpenDaylight
Open Source and Open Standards are inspiring and enabling new technological breakthroughs, with groups such as OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONF, ETSI and others pioneering the way forward. Enterprises, carriers, web-scale, academia, financial service and other organizations are increasingly asking for solutions based on open source and open standards with varying results. The industry is clearly going through a major transition with the challenge of aligning approaches and the cultural evolutions that need to occur to make open source successful across stakeholders. OpenDaylight Executive Director, Neela Jacques, will provide insight into the successes and challenges OpenDaylight, one of the first Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects. At nearly four years in, OpenDaylight’s framework can prove insightful for both new and seasoned veterans of open source.

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Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight Project
A 20-year veteran of the tech industry, Neela Jacques brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to his role at OpenDaylight executive director. He has taken OpenDaylight from a nascent project to a vibrant, growing open source community quickly becoming the de... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm PST
Grand Sierra A

4:00pm PST

R. Consortium - First Year Update - David Smith, R. Consortium
The R Consortium, a nonprofit organized under the Linux Foundation with the mission to provide support for the R language, the R Foundation and the R Community, has recently completed its first year of operation. In this relatively short time, the R Consortium has already provided substantial funding for infrastructure related projects that are benefiting large portions of the R Community. These include the R-Hub build system, the effort to develop a unified distributed computing interface for R, the DBI project to improve database interfaces, the initiative to bring simple features to R, and more.

In this talk we will describe the mission and organization of the R Consortium, its rational for selecting projects and elaborate on the idea of an expanded sense of infrastructure that includes community projects, education and support for R user groups. We will also discuss how the data science fueled growth of the R language is likely to affect the R Consortium.

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David Smith

Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Ask me about R at Microsoft, the R Consortium, or the Revolutions blog.

Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Grand Sierra A