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Monday, October 28 • 18:00 - 18:35
BoF: Launching Projects and Foundations at Scale - A Product Approach - Michael Cheng, Facebook & Max Sills, Google

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As new companies and industries continue to embrace building home-grown software development teams, open source has also been brought into the mainstream as an indispensable part of any software organization. For better or worse, open source is now run in much more polished and professional manner -- much in the same way that products are built. In this talk, Max Sills and Michael Cheng from the Open Source Teams at Google and Facebook will talk about some of the lessons learned from scaling an OSPO to handle hundreds of open source project releases a year as well as the lifecycle involved in transition projects into successful foundations.

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Michael Cheng

Facebook, Facebook
Lawyer. Raspberry Pi Fanatic. Currently supporting mergers & acquisitions and the open source program office at Facebook. Former IT sysadmin, investment banker and high school dropout. Spent most of my professional career in China and Asia before moving to the US.

Max Sills

Attorney, Google
Max Sills is the lead open source attorney at Google. He manages teams doing open source compliance, standards strategy, and corporate governance for open source foundations. His team has written a casebook with primary sources on open source legal issues: https://google.github.i... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 18:00 - 18:35 CET
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