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Thursday, August 30 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
ClearlyDefined: Crowdsourcing Project Security and Licensing Data - Jeff McAffer, Microsoft

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The FOSS licensing and security information landscape is vast and varied. Projects with fuzzy licensing or unclear security are harder to adopt and so attract fewer contributions and lower engagement. On the consumer side, enormous effort is required to discover and comply with licensing obligations, and track security issues. Even simple things like the location of the source for a component can be painful to find.

This talk surveys this landscape and dives into ClearlyDefined, a recently announced OSI effort to crowdsource the discovery, curation and upstreaming of key information about FOSS components -- source location, licenses, attribution information, security vulnerabilities and more.

Whether this is the first time you are hearing about ClearlyDefined or are curious to see the strides being made, there’s something for everyone! Come see how it works and how you can participate.

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Jeff McAffer

Senior Director of Product, GitHub
I love open source and love bringing more open source to more people and teams. My current role at GitHub fits that perfectly – enabling organizations to engage with open source @ scale. Whether it’s understanding communities and business models, or open source governance and... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 212