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Monday, September 16

10:35am CDT

Living in a Cloudy Post-PRISM World - Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud
With the potentially cloud-freezing impact of the recent NSA revelations (especially for businesses in Europe) how can businesses still take advantage of cloud technologies and yet still maintain reasonable security and privacy of their data? Projects like PRISM may have far-reaching implications for users of public cloud computing. Specifically, it could drive more enterprise customers towards storage solutions that are held behind the corporate firewall.

But is that a bad thing?

Frank will explore how open source technologies are the key to ensuring privacy and security while still taking advantage of the latest cloud tools. He will discuss specific ways to overcome this problem.

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Frank Karlitschek

CTO, Community Leader and co-founder, ownCloud
Karlitschek is ownCloud’s visionary, chief cheerleader and community leader. A long-time KDE contributor, Karlitschek three years ago saw a problem coming. In January 2010, He told a standing-room-only audience at Camp KDE in San Diego that Dropbox was threatening their privacy... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am CDT
Strand 10B

11:45am CDT

Piloting SPDX in Samsung: Case Studies and Experiences - Young Taek Kim, Samsung

The Software Package Data eXchange(SPDX) specification is a standard format for communicating the software components, licenses and copyrights. It is hosted at the Linux Foundation whose goal is to facilitate compliance with free/open source software licenses and the exchange of such information between companies. As a company that uses free/open source software in various products, we started using SPDX in a pilot mode and applied the specification to our open source governance system. In this talk, we will discuss at length two cases of the use of SPDX in practice based on our experience. The first case study is focused on reducing the cost of verifying open source licenses(auto-identify component), and the second case study is focused on the implementation of the license note web system. Furthermore, the talk will provide a few suggestions to improve the spec based on our experiences.


Youngtaek Kim, Samsung

Young-taek Kim is an Engineer at Samsung Electronics. As a member of the Open Source Initiative in Software Engineering Team, he has been involved in various open source governance and compliance activities. Currently, he is developing the AIRS(Auto IdentifieR using SPDX) component... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Strand 10B

3:10pm CDT

A Practical Tutorial to Open Sourcing Proprietary Technology - Guy Martin, Samsung

As corporate participation in open source grows, many companies are discovering the advantages of releasing formerly proprietary technologies as open source. This talks introduces a basic process and checklist that may be followed when creating a new open source project from proprietary code, to ensure a successful release.


Guy Martin

Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung Open Source Group
Guy is the Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung.

Monday September 16, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
Strand 10B

4:10pm CDT

Licensing in a Post-Open-Source-Software World - Dave Gruber, Black Duck Software
With a growing amount of open source projects going commando with no license declared, many organizations are feeling exposed when it comes to the use of these projects for business-critical software development. Some community members are using the term “Post-Open-Source-Software (POSS) Generation” to describe new attitudes toward the freedom of use for FOSS and the need (or lack thereof) for specific declared licensing.   Some are suggesting that licensing isn’t needed.

In this session we’ll review a detailed analysis of the state of licensing across the world’s forges, with a deep focus on Github, given its current popularity in the industry. Then we’ll explore today’s license usage trends, explain what’s behind them, and discuss the implications of these trends on open source adoption.


Dave Gruber

Director of Developer Marketing, Black Duck Software
Dave Gruber is Black Duck’s Director of Developer Programs. He has an extensive background in software development, with over 30 years’ experience in enterprise application development, IT management, product management and product marketing. Gruber was an early pioneer of web... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm CDT
Strand 10B

5:10pm CDT

Navigating the Legal Minefields of Fedora - Tom Callaway, Red Hat
Fedora has a commitment to Free Software at its core, but the universe is not so simple. Backed by Red Hat, Fedora presents a significant target for legal threats and has to be ever vigilant to minimize risk while still providing the latest and greatest in functionality. In this talk, I will discuss some of the framework that Fedora has established to navigate the legal minefields present in our industry, including:

 * Copyright Licensing
 * Software Patents
 * Trademarks
 * Contributor License Agreements (CLAs)

The audience is anyone who wants a better understanding of the legal (and pseudo-legal) intricacies of the FOSS and Linux space. Individuals involved with Linux (or other Free OS) distributions will especially enjoy it, but it is applicable to anyone involved with a FOSS software project, or who wants to better understand the answer to "why can't you do that?"

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Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform. Or, in plain English, we make an operating system and we make it easy for you do useful stuff... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm CDT
Strand 10B