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Monday, October 28 • 17:10 - 17:45
Sustaining Open Source Software - Stephen Walli, Microsoft

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The ‘open source sustainability’ debate continues as companies relicense their products to proprietary. The sustainability debates seem to fall into one of several buckets:
* Commercial collaborations working diligently to identify significant projects in which to invest member resources
* Individual project participants in the long tail working to manage their project efforts against other commitments and responsibilities
* End users just trying to get work done
* Startup companies creating open source licensed software projects that are struggling with competitors and users solving their problems in the open source project community instead of paying the company for product/service.

In each group, the sustainability debate is posed in terms of problems with ‘open source’ and the argument becomes how ‘open source’ has to change. This presentation provides a way to understand the issues better to solve for the underlying problems.

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Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager in the Azure Office of the CTO at Microsoft. He is the governing board chair for the Confidential Computing Consortium. Prior to Microsoft, he has been a distinguished technologist (HPE), technical executive, a founder, a consultant, a writer... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 17:10 - 17:45
Rhone 3A
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