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Friday, August 31 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
SPDX: The Lingua Franca of Open Source Governance - Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor Inc. & Tim Mackey, Black Duck Software

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Chances are, every component in your application has a license or uses a copyright with implied restrictions. Thus, every component you use imposes a burden on your users. Have you clearly communicated to your users what burden is? What if your project is used as a component in another application? Do your licensing obligations get lost in translation? SPDX is the language enabling all producers and consumers of open source to communicate and to know their components and obligations. In this talk, we’ll look at real-life cases of license (mis-)management. We’ll discuss how, with a few simple steps, developers can clearly communicate license information and reduce license risk for their users and how, with some open-source tools, SPDX can empower you to be in control of your licensing risks.

Speakers
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Tim Mackey

Technical Evangelist, Synopsys
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Gary O’Neall

CEO, Source Auditor Inc.
Source Auditor was co-founded by Gary O’Neall, where he also serves as the Chief Technology Officer and as a Principal Consultant.  He has served for over 20 years in a wide variety of technology management roles in F500 companies like HP and Motorola, and in smaller startups like... Read More →


Friday August 31, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 212