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Tuesday, April 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
It'€™s No Myth: FOSS Compliance is Good Business - Phil Odence, Black Duck Software

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There'€™s a history of misunderstanding between the FOSS and business communities that has generated myths on both sides: From '€œThe GPL will not only infect all the code in your company, but will cause you to spill coffee on your new tshirt'€ to '€œBig companies don'€™t give a hoot about FOSS licenses.'€ 

But those just aren'€™t so. Decades after the start of the FOSS movement, companies by and large '€œget it.'€ They are using, not abusing, and even giving back to the open source projects they now depend on. While most businesses don'€™t adhere to the belief all software should be free, they do believe in respecting the rights of those who do. And, they do so for good, solid business reasons.
This presentation looks at the evidence that businesses, in fact, give a hoot and examines the good business reasons why most today are putting time, energy and investments into FOSS license compliance.

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Phil Odence

VP of Business Development, Black Duck Software
Phil Odence is Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Black Duck Software, with responsibility for corporate and business development activities and expanding Black Duck's reach, image and product breadth by developing partnerships across Black Duck's ecosystem ecosystem... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
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