Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Managing open source contributions in large organizations

James Ward (Salesforce.com), David Murray (Salesforce.com)
5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Open Source: From Consumer to Contributor
Location: Meeting Room 9C
Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone involved in managing open source projects

What you'll learn

  • Understand the issues of and solutions for managing open source

Description

In contrast to just a few years ago, most large enterprises are now contributors to and maintainers of open source projects. In many cases, aspects of the contributions—things like managing code licenses, contributor license agreements, and patent-related issues—slip through the cracks, causing headaches for legal teams and unnecessary risk for the organization. James Ward and David Murray explain how your organization can tackle these issues and explore some of the tooling Salesforce built to help insure legal compliance with incoming and outgoing contributions.

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James Ward

Salesforce.com

James Ward is a principal platform evangelist at Salesforce. James found his passion for writing code with Pascal and Assembly in the ’80s. He has since done web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, and Java, built a Flex- and Java-based customer service portal for Pillar Data Systems, and worked as a technical evangelist for Flex at Adobe, a principal developer evangelist for Heroku at Salesforce, and a developer advocate at Typesafe, where he created Typesafe Activator and led the Reactive Software vision. James frequently presents at conferences, including JavaOne, Devoxx, and other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, he coauthored First Steps in Flex. James has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. He posts code at Github.com/jamesward.

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David Murray

Salesforce.com

David Murray is a lead software engineer at Salesforce, where, in addition to an awesome day job in the Infrastructure Security organization, he helps to streamline policies and processes for using, creating, and contributing to open source projects as a member of the OSS core team. His previous work experience includes building open source developer tools at Amazon and Microsoft. David organizes the Seattle chapter of Papers We Love and opens GitHub issues at github.com/fernomac.