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Tuesday, October 27

17:15 GMT

Birth of OSPO++: Open Source Program Offices for Governments, Cities and Research Institutions - Richard Littauer & Clare Dillon, Mosslabs.io
The open source world is very familiar with the concept of a corporate Open Source Program Office or OSPO. There is now a growing number of governments, municipalities and universities who have also identified significant benefits of establishing an OSPO. However, public sector OSPOs tend to have a different set of priorities and services to Corporate OSPOs. This session will share real world examples of how this latest generation of OSPOs are being used to implement public policy, how the concept of an OSPO++ can enable global collaboration to scale their impact, and details of the Working Group that is helping make this happen.

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Richard Littauer

Community Facilitator, Mosslabs.io
Richard Littauer has spent the last decade working in open source communities, particularly in the Node, JavaScript and the decentralized internet space. He is the main panelist for the Sustain Podcast, among others. He's consulted as a community manager for Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
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Clare Dillon

Director, Mosslabs.io - Ireland
Clare Dillon has spent over 20 years working with developers and developer communities. She spent 8 years as part of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team, heading up their Developer Evangelism & Experience Group. She is a relatively new convert to the open source way, but is all... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 17:15 - 17:40 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

19:30 GMT

Panel Discussion: Using OSPOs to Catapult Ireland into Open Source - Danese Cooper, NearForm, Ltd.; Gar Mac Criosta, HSE Ireland; Tim Willoughby, An Garda Siochana (Irish Police); Clare Dillon, MOSSLabs Ireland; Brian Fitzgerald, LERO, Irish Software Rese
The world is rapidly changing. Ireland has long been a critical technology player on the world stage, but has so far not been a leader in Open Source. In this panel discussion we present exciting new Open Source initiatives coming from Ireland as it consciously takes steps to grow, partner, and assume a leadership role in Open Source globally. Representatives from Irish Academia, the Government (Health Services and the Police), and Mosslabs.io Ireland will undertake a lively conversation.

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Danese Cooper

VP, Special Initiatives, NearForm
Ms. Danese Cooper is the president of the InnerSource Commons Foundation. Recently, Danese Cooper joined NearForm after 4.5 years as Sr. Director and Head of Open Source Software at PayPal, Inc. She was the inaugural Chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. Ms. Cooper previously served... Read More →
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Clare Dillon

Director, Mosslabs.io - Ireland
Clare Dillon has spent over 20 years working with developers and developer communities. She spent 8 years as part of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team, heading up their Developer Evangelism & Experience Group. She is a relatively new convert to the open source way, but is all... Read More →

Gar Mac Criosta

Product Manager, Irish COVID Tracing App, HSE Ireland
- I'm immersed in working with & understanding how organizations change & what makes them successful - I think that many organizations need "brain rewiring" to allow them to succeed in uncertain times - I want to reinvent the way 'consulting' is done; strip it bare; keep it useful... Read More →

Tim Willoughby

Head of Digital Services and Innovation, An Garda Siochana (Irish Police)
Innovative technology solution driven leader with a 20+ year track record of delivering creative customer driven solutions for the Local Government Sector. Lateral thinker who thrives and excels in creating energy, momentum and collaboration to plan, design and deliver open-source... Read More →

Brian Fitzgerald

Center Director, LERO, Irish Software Research Institute
Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre where he previously held the role of Chief Scientist. He holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he also served... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 19:30 - 20:20 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater
Wednesday, October 28

12:25 GMT

The Importance of Non-code Contributions to Code-centric Open Source Projects - Marcel Kurzmann, Bosch
Handling Open Source Software in a compliant way requires a good Open Source Management that keeps you busy already. On the technical side, the component often can be downloaded, integrated and functionally tested within minutes. But what about the so called non-functional requirements.

For some Open Source Components, the necessary information as input for the Open Source Management is hard to find or even completely missing. Thus technically you can download and run the stuff, but from a legal perspective it might be, that you are not allowed to. Not because the Open Source Project wanted to actively avoid it, but the necessary "non-functional" requirements were not fulfilled yet.

This talk will show some examples for non-functional requirements, the experiences we have made at Bosch.IO with missing information and potential work-arounds. As the problem needs to be resolved at the root, the talk will highlight some community activities running that address these issues like clearlydefined.io, reuse.software, sharing-creates-value and sw360.

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Marcel Kurzmann

Open Source Officer, Bosch.IO GmbH
Marcel Kurzmann joined Bosch in 1997. After establishing the test-automation service team at Bosch Engineering and Acquisition Project Management in the automotive section he took over the Quality Management of Bosch Software Innovations in 2008. From 2015 he is responsible for the... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:25 - 12:50 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

13:00 GMT

Releasing Code as Open Source Made Easy - SAP's Process and Tooling - Peter Giese, SAP SE
Managing open source at scale in global enterprises is all about continuous improvement. In this presentation, Peter will describe the evolution of SAP’s outbound open source process and tooling from its initial state that often took several weeks and required lots of manual steps to its current form that only takes a few days and is largely automated. SAP‘s new and improved process for releasing code as open source enables developers to easily start a new open source project and contribute code while being compliant and secure. The entire process workflow is automated and executed via GitHub in order to seamlessly integrate it into the standard development toolset of our developer community. This way our developers and our OSPO members benefit from using the same tooling that allows them to have full transparency into the status of any given request while being able to manage open source projects at scale with enterprise-grade quality and security.

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Peter Giese

Director of Open Source Program Office, SAP SE
Peter Giese is Director of SAP Open Source Program Office. Peter is focusing on refining SAP’s open source strategy, developing new tools and approaches for managing open source at scale and on further promoting inner source at SAP. Since joining SAP in 1996, Peter has held several... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:00 - 13:25 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

13:25 GMT

The State of Open Source Licensing Clarity (or the lack thereof) - Philippe Ombredanne, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
In an ideal world, the provenance and open source license of third-party software would be available as easy-to-discover structured data. 

We are not there yet!

We will review a detailed study on the clarity of licenses documentation practices in 5,000 popular open source software packages and infer the state of licensing clarity globally gained from the insights and statistics from the analysis of millions of package with ScanCode toolkit in the ClearlyDefined project.

And we will discuss what can be done to improve the situation. I will present the state of the license documentation clarity in the open source community at large through the lens of:

1. the introduction to the license clarity metrics we designed for ClearlyDefined and the ScanCode toolkit
2. the presentation of a study of the license clarity of 5000 popular open source projects across multiple programming languages and ecosystems
3. an overview of the statistics on license clarity across 10M packages

The take away for the participants will be a better understanding of where we stand in terms of license clarity globally, the discovery surprising and non-intuitive insights from our large study, and what can be done to improve the situation.

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Philippe Ombredanne

AboutCode.org and ScanCode maintainer, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe Ombredanne is a passionate FOSS hacker, lead maintainer of the ScanCode toolkit and on a mission to enable easier and safer to reuse FOSS code with best in class open source tools for open source discovery, software composition analysis and license & security compliance at... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:25 - 13:50 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater
  OS Program Office, How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects

16:15 GMT

Collaborative Leadership: Governance Beyond Company Affiliation - Dawn Foster, VMware
The unbridled success of Kubernetes can be attributed in part to being in the CNCF. Putting Kubernetes under a neutral foundation provided a level playing field where each of us could contribute, collaborate, and innovate as equals to create a widely adopted solution that we can all use. Open source projects that are controlled by a single company are at a greater risk of changes that are not aligned with community interests, whereas projects that are under neutral foundations have a lower risk both for end users and software vendors. With advantages that include community building, innovation, and wider adoption, we should consider contributing more of our open source projects to neutral foundations, like the CNCF.

This talk will cover:
  • Challenges of giving up control and why it might be worth it.
  • Selecting a foundation and how to determine neutrality.
  • Creating a fair and neutral governance structure and processes for your project.
  • Tips for contributing and maintaining your project. 

The audience will get practical advice about whether they should contribute their projects to neutral foundations along with how and when to do it.

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Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s Open Source Program Office. She is on the board of OpenUK, an organization committed to developing and sustaining UK leadership in Open Technology. Dawn is on the Governing Board and is a maintainer for the Linux... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:15 - 16:40 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

16:40 GMT

Safety Critical Systems and Licensing Risk: Standard Measures and Implementations from the CHAOSS Project - Sean P. Goggins, University of Missouri
The CHAOSS Project's Software Risk working group defines standard metrics that help open source program offices identify software quality indicators, and software licensing status for any open source software project. These atomic metrics, and their standard definitions enable comparison's across projects using the software tools in the CHAOSS project's repertoire. Sean Goggins will present the collection of atomic metrics, as well as a set of community reports which consolidate, and illustrate how these atomic metrics can be usefully combined into actionable community health, and competitive analysis reports. Examples will be derived from Software Quality, and Software Licensing risk measures and be available as supplements to the published presentation for use on any set of open source software projects.


Sean P. Goggins

Professor, University of Missouri
Sean Goggins is a Professor of Computer Science, and a Technology designer and builder in a range of industries. His research focuses on building context adaptive spaces to support distributed group work, and performance assessment at the individual, group and, organizational levels... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:40 - 17:05 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

17:15 GMT

Leveraging an Open Source Project Catalogue to Select the Right Project - Marcel Kurzmann, Bosch.IO GmbH
As one of our tasks in the Open Source Office, we need to check Open Source Projects for their suitability of our company's corporate participation. In the course of these checks we collect a lot of necessary "public" information (e.g. URLs, CLA yes/no, ... ) that we currently try to document in a standardized way and reuse within the company. We see a potential to share and collaborate with other companies having the same interest as well as other interested parties that could reuse the data for different use cases. In the talk we would like to share our current metadata-model-ideas and our vision for a common Open Source Project Catalogue to make the life for Open Source Program Offices easier.

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Marcel Kurzmann

Open Source Officer, Bosch.IO GmbH
Marcel Kurzmann joined Bosch in 1997. After establishing the test-automation service team at Bosch Engineering and Acquisition Project Management in the automotive section he took over the Quality Management of Bosch Software Innovations in 2008. From 2015 he is responsible for the... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:15 - 17:40 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

17:40 GMT

Are You Wise in the Ways of Open Source Compliance? Taxonomy and the Tools of Open Source Compliance - Gergely Csatari, Nokia & Yann Jorelle, Nokia/Aalto University
Different organizations do open source compliance differently. The approach, the level of automation and the compliance practices vary. In addition different open source communities have created a selection of tools for the compliance verification. Some tools fit some approaches better than other. But how does my organization’s approach compare to another organization’s? What tools could be useful for me? Are the tools any good? In order to compare approaches, tools and see what fits and what doesn't, the industry needs a common way to name and address the different steps in the open source compliance process. This presentation dissects the open source compliance checking steps, names and describes them (Sir Bedevere, wood, and a duck. Or was it lead?). It also describes the different approaches different companies take to executing these steps, particularly describing the Nokia approach. As a practical step, the presentation shows the results of our study to investigate how the current open source compliance tools perform the different steps of open source compliance. We might also relieve if the tools weigh the same as a duck…

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Gergely Csatari

Senior Open Source Specialist, Nokia
Gergely is working in the central part of Nokia-s OSPO and partially responsible for the outgoing contributions. He is also responsible for cloud infrastructures a contributor to CNTT, the OpenStack ECG and the CNCF TUG. Speaker experiences cover several presentations in OpenStack... Read More →

Yann Jorelle

Summer Trainee, Nokia / Aalto University
I'm a third year computer science bachelor student at Aalto University, Espoo Finland. I have been working during the summer of 2020 as a trainee at Nokia Open Source Initiatives, mainly focusing on investigating and testing the different open source tools for open source complia... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:40 - 18:05 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

18:30 GMT

Flies Like an Arrow: Open Source Compliance with Scale in Telco Environment - Ingrid Viitanen & Jonne Soininen, Nokia
Nokia is one of the leading players in the telecommunications industry. Nokia has multiple business groups with hundreds of products and tens of thousands of engineers. Nokia's product portfolio ranges from highly embedded products working on specialized hardware to cloud native applications. Naturally, many of these products use open source of some kind. Needless to say, Nokia operates at scale. This requires a scalable and adaptable open source process that ensures open source compliance while enabling the product creation with minimal interference. This presentation will describe how this was done. How Nokia build a flexible open source process that enables Nokia's product creation taking also into account the need for the product groups to contribute to open source while working in the upstream first and how the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) was organized to take into account the legal, open source and patenting aspects.

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Jonne Soininen

Head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia
Jonne Soininen is  Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia based in Espoo, Finland. Prior to this position, he worked in different positions with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Renesas Mobile and Broadcom and has an extensive history in telecommunications and software engineering... Read More →

Ingrid Viitanen

Head of the Nokia IP Legal team and General Counsel of Nokia Technologies and Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia
Ingrid is head of the Nokia IP Legal team and General Counsel of Nokia Technologies and Nokia Bell Labs. She has specialist expertise in intellectual property and technology transactions, and has played a leading role in establishing the legal side of Nokia’s open source process... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 18:30 - 18:55 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

18:55 GMT

If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It - How to Assess Project Health - Ivana Atanasova & Stefka Dimitrova, VMware
Open Source is already established as a standard for many evolving technologies and there is almost no project that is not based on it or using it in some aspect. This type of software can give maintainers and contributors independence on how they can lead and develop their projects, but more freedom means higher responsibility for the project leadership. One major role of an Open Source Program Office (OSPO) is to assist projects to become sustainable and recognized as reliable for adoption. In this talk, we will share the example criteria that measure a project’s “health” and will discuss how to interpret the data to identify potential problems. The CHAOSS project’s Augur tool has developed over the past years to enable this type of data collection and metrics measurement. Prior talks from the CHAOSS community have covered details about the analysis approach that Augur is using, while we will focus more on the OSPO perspective as project adopters. We will show demos of projects we are working with and how we assess their health. We believe that such knowledge can benefit the whole ecosystem and provide guidance that is highly useful for all stakeholders.

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Ivana Atanasova

Open Source Engineer, VMware
Ivana Atanasova is an engineer within VMware's Open Source Program Office. She’s been contributing to various projects including OpenFaaS, Network Service Mesh, and Augur. Previously she’s been working as a contractor for NLP related projects in the Bulgarian Academy of science... Read More →
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Stefka Dimitrova

Open Source Program Manager, VMware
As a Program Manager in the Open Source Community Strategy team within VMware’s OSPO, Stefka is working on guidelines and tools to foster community development and improving project health of VMware-Originated Open Source projects. Her work includes driving metrics that help automate... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 18:55 - 19:20 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

19:30 GMT

Which Foundation for my Open Source Project? - Tobie Langel, UnlockOpen
You did it! The open source project you launched has picked-up steam. At first, only a few developers tried it out, but soon more developers joined them, companies followed in their path, and you now even have a number of large tech companies using it. As a result, you're receiving a steady stream of bug reports and, increasingly, pull requests from contributors all over the world. Your project has a community. It's healthy. It's growing. So far, you've been the one setting the project's direction, but you're well aware this won't continue working for long. You need to bring in more people to help maintain the project, and they'll want a say in how it moves forward. You've also heard from other large corporations who'd be interested to contribute to the project or use it. The next steps are obvious; you need to move the project to a software foundation. But which one should you pick and why? We'll look at why you'd want to move a project to a foundation, and what doing so involves. You'll have a rundown of the various foundations and options, and their pros and cons. We'll arm you with enough knowledge so you can ask the right questions and make the best decision.

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Tobie Langel

Principal, UnlockOpen
Tobie Langel is the founder of UnlockOpen, a boutique consulting firm that helps large organizations build a strong open source culture. His clients include Google, Microsoft, Intel, and Mozilla. Tobie Langel is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee and sits on the Advisory... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 19:30 - 19:55 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater

19:55 GMT

From Art to Science: Community Development in a Data-Driven World. - Diane Mueller, Red Hat & Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia
The community development efforts in open source ecosystems is increasing its complexity. This is due to the growth of the open source industrial interest and how organizations invest resources in those projects. This talk will focus CNCF ecosystem and how the application of a data-driven methodology and specifically the network relationship analysis and visualizations are bringing new valuable insights, enabling better open source community management and helping foster more open and transparent cross-community collaborations. This talk includes reseach and analysis on CNCF cross-community collaboration and will show how by applying more data-driven approach given CNCF's growth,interdependencies, increasing complexity, and multiple commercial interests can help foster stronger, healthier open source communities.

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Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development, Red Hat (https://redhat.com) ; Co-Chair, OKD Working Group, the Community Distribution of Kubernetes that powers Red Hat OpenShift (https://okd.io) and founder/organizer of OpenShift Commons (https://commons.openshift.org)

Daniel Izquierdo

Co-Founder, Bitergia
Co-Founder, Bitergia

Wednesday October 28, 2020 19:55 - 20:20 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater
Thursday, October 29

12:00 GMT

The European Commission’s Upcoming Open Source Plans - Evangelos Tsavalopoulos, European Commission
Join this session to find out more about the newly adopted Open Source Strategy of the European Commission and the Open Source Programme Office (OSPO), hear new developments and ask all your questions!

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Evangelos Tsavalopoulos

ICT Manager, European Commission
Evangelos has more than 25 years of professional experience that spans technology, data protection/privacy, information security, advertising and media. For the last 19 years he has been working for the European Commission and in his current role he is leading the brand new Open Source... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater
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