Topics Include Open Source Compliance - from Risk Mitigation to Competitive Advantage
The open source community has proven that great software can be built in a highly collaborative, open environment with participation from a wide variety of developers working in very different environments. If you work in a large company employing hundreds or even thousands of developers, you too can harness the collective intelligence of your fellow developers to deliver more robust, more creative solutions.
Open source software (OSS) use is mainstream in companies’ large and small, public and private, technology enabled and technology-producing. The size and reach of the OSS world, and the opportunity it holds for almost every business, either technology-enabled or technology-producing is tremendous. General Counsels increasingly face a common dilemma - how to pro-actively develop and leverage an OSS strategy to the businesses they advise. These opportunities most often come in the form of cost reduction or avoidance, increased productivity and greater innovation.
OpenStack is one of the fastest growing open source projects in the world today. With over 11,000 individual members from 130 countries and 1,000 different organizations, the OpenStack ecosystem is producing some of the best cloud software in the industry. This kind of success is not only tied to a hot technology, but also to the way the OpenStack Foundation is structured and how it works with the community that surrounds its projects.
Gartner predicts that by 2014, "50% of Global 2000 organizations will experience technology, cost and security challenges due to a lack of open source governance," and through 2015, "less than 50% of IT organizations will have effective open source governance programs in place." Learn how your organization can ensure compliance and avoid these challenges, while improving development efficiency. In this Webinar with Kellan Ponikiewicz, IP Counsel of Nuance Communications, we discuss:
As software becomes an increasingly important element of a company’s ability to create and deliver economic value, C-level executives are demanding more from their development organization. At the same time, the “rules of the game” are changing regarding how software is developed and delivered.