January 27, 2016
5:00 AM (Pacific) / 8:00 AM (Eastern)
Southfield, MI | In-Person

Open source software (OSS) is the dominant force in software development today, driving technical innovation, enabling productivity gains, and touching everything from big data and cloud to mobile and embedded. Control modules on the market today commonly include OSS components such as real-time operating systems, libraries, data interfaces, firmware, and display software. The use of OSS is favorable, because it decreases the time to market and reduces cost. Despite its importance and reach, there's little infrastructure and even less knowledge on how to effectively support OSS.

Gartner predicts that by 2016, 99 percent of Global 2000 enterprises will use open source in mission-critical software. While it's free, easy to find, and pushes software to the market faster, it's vital to understand how to use OSS safely. This seminar will provide best practices to enable developers to effectively address the challenges and opportunities related to open source software, creating the greatest benefit from the proper and safe use of OSS in commercial and consumer products.

Open source compliance seminar - The devil is in the details

Presented by Brooks Kushman and Rogue Wave Software
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Westin Hotel Southfield
(Charlevoix Room)
1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast/Networking

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. - Opening remarks

9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. – Introduction to the law
John LeRoy from Brooks Kushman will discuss copyright law and the importance of being compliant with open source license terms and conditions.

9:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Performing an audit
Dave McLoughlin with Rogue Wave Software will discuss the primary reasons organizations are doing audits today. He'll take a look at what's involved in the audit process, what type of reports you can expect to receive, and possible next steps.

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. - Networking/Refreshment break

10:50am – 11:50 a.m. - Are you compliant? A case study for developers
Representatives from Brooks Kushman and Rogue Wave will discuss compliance strategies, creating/setting internal policies, and share the various tools available to help insulate your company from risks associated with open source software compliance.

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Cybersecurity
Learn from our presenters how an OSS audit and static code analysis can be used to reduce and mitigate the security risks associated with open source software and Internet-based applications.


Dave McLoughlin

Dave has worked various sales, technical, and management positions in the microcomputer software industry for more than 25 years. He first joined OpenLogic (now Rogue Wave Software) in 2006 in a technical sales position and has since helped the company in developing its open source content strategy and technical support department. Currently, Dave is the director of open source software auditing services.

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