lifecycle of a task or project? Which open source options are compatible with
which commercial (or even other open source) options? These questions are much
more difficult to address.
This panel will highlight the business risks involved with
open source and how to avoid them. Experiences and advice with mixed/"blended"
software solutions will be shared. We will discuss best practices for assessing
your code from assembling a compliance team, auditing your code base, to
evaluating your findings.
Participants in the panel include:
- Jeff Luszcz is one of the founders of Palamida and leads their Professional
Services and software audit teams.
- Stormy Peters, Stormy Peters is the Director of Community and Partner
Programs at OpenLogic. Before that, she founded and managed HPâ€™s Open Source
Program Office. As an early adopter of open source, Stormy was responsible for
HP's open source strategy, policy and business practices. As a strong open
source advocate, Stormy is a frequent speaker on business aspects of open source
- Pieter Humphrey is Senior Product Marketing Manager for BEA's WebLogic
product line with a keen understanding of the issues of "blending" commerical
and open source applications.
- Douglas Levin is the founder and CEO of Black Duck Software and twenty-seven
year veteran of the software industry.
- Steve Gerdt is IBM Software Group's Open Source Program Director, where he
manages strategy for open source initiatives and leads the review of planned
usages and contributions to open source.