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Tuesday, April 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
FOSS Knowledge: A Little Does NOT Always Go a Long Way - Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic

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Although awareness of FOSS, licenses, and the surrounding issues has increased, a little knowledge does not necessarily go a long way.  Often there may be one FOSS ""champion"" in an organization who has a fair to high level of understanding, but without consistent knowledge of FOSS by all relevant parties within an organization, a FOSS policy cannot be effective.  And yet the need for some kind of FOSS governance framework has increased for reasons beyond the issue of license compliance (and avoiding litigation).

This presentation will cover some of the common knowledge gaps, misunderstandings, and persisting FUD around FOSS and licenses, as well as the various reasons for having a FOSS policy, key components, and best practices.  This presentation is geared towards the champion and newbie alike who is grappling with the need (if at all) for governing FOSS and where to begin.

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Jilayne Lovejoy

Corporate Counsel, OpenLogic, Inc.
Jilayne Lovejoy is corporate counsel at OpenLogic, a provider of open source software support, provisioning, and compliance solutions to enterprises. Jilayne participates in open source industry groups as co-chair of the SPDX'„¢ legal work group; chair of the special interest group on app stores for the European Legal Network; and as a member of the editorial committee for the International Free and Open Source Law Review. Jilayne also speaks and writes on open source licenses and compliance... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
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