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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

Senior Commercial Counsel, Red Hat
Richard Fontana is Senior Commercial Counsel - Products and Technologies at Red Hat. His work focuses significantly on open source legal matters. He is also a board member of the Open Source Initiative. Richard is a frequent public speaker on topics at the intersection of open source... Read More →
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Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →

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