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Thursday, August 22 • 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Open Source Citizenship - Josh Simmons, Salesforce/Open Source Initiative & Cat Allman, Google*

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We all rely on open source software and, as our reliance grows, so do our policies for managing compliance and programs for cultivating mutually supportive relationships with the communities behind the software.

In this session, attendees will be given a thorough accounting of:
* what companies are doing to support open source communities,
* what kind of support open source communities are actually asking for,
* and the gaps that remain.

Based on discussions with industry and community leadership, we'll establish a current and sweeping perspective on corporate open source engagement.

By understanding the state of the art, and knowing what needs remain unmet, we can help our companies be even more effective in supporting healthy communities. And not just because it's the right thing to do...

After all, healthy communities translate into greater productivity, innovation, and stability, and better security!

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Josh Simmons

Open Source Strategist, Salesforce
Josh Simmons is a community strategist, open source advocate, and dusty foot philosopher. He is a Senior Open Source Strategist at Salesforce and serves as Vice President of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Previously an Open Source Program Manager at Google and Community Manager... Read More →
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Cat Allman

Program Manager, Google
Working with FOSS communities since the 1980's, I've spoken at events including the first http://makerstown.eu/ with members of the EU Parliament, LinuxConfAU, FOSS Oman, GoOpen Arctic Forum, SIGCSE, OSCON, USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit, given keynotes at UCSC CROSS, FOSSASIA... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Aqua Salon D