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Thursday, March 31 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Management, Legal and Developers: One Big Happy Open Source Family - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network & Richard Fontana, Red Hat

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Choosing new technologies and potentially sharing an employee's work with the community need to be cross-departmental conversations. When managers, developers and lawyers each have a solid understanding of what worries and motivates each other, the process will be much smoother. Luckily, many companies have already navigated these waters are ready to help you tackle the legal concepts, community values and personnel training challenges. This talk will help you gather information, find resources and create a workable (maybe even painless!) open source adoption and deployment strategy for everyone.

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Richard Fontana

Red Hat
Richard Fontana is Senior Commercial Counsel at Red Hat. He is Red Hat's lead attorney for open source, engineering and software development matters.
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Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is the Director of Community Outreach at the Open Invention Network, the Community Manager at MediaGoblin and a board member at OpenHatch. She helps software projects of all sizes understand the implications of free and open source licenses and the current patent landscape. She has been invited to speak at free and open source software conferences on several continents including LinuxCon Europe, FISL (Brazil), Linux Con Australasia... Read More →

Thursday March 31, 2016 11:20am - 12:10pm
Alpine Ballroom A

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