It’s everywhere. From your phone to the enterprise, open source software (OSS) is running far and wide. 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.

Join Richard Sherrard, director of product management at Rogue Wave, for a live webinar reviewing the top five OSS trends of 2015. From OSS discovery, to risk, and governance, we’ll take a deep dive into the trends we’ve noticed this year while providing you with some predictions for 2016.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to:

  • Discover the OSS in your codebase to ensure that code is free of bugs, security vulnerabilities, and license conflicts
  • Implement controls on OSS usage at your organization
  • Create a multi-tier approach to OSS risk reduction with open source tools, static code analysis and dynamic analysis


Richard Sherrard, director of product management

Richard is the director of product management at Rogue Wave focused on their Open Source governance solutions. Past experiences with software component reuse within applications and the challenges this brings to an organization makes him an advocate for enabling the proper control mechanisms around open source usage within organizations. Richard brings nearly 20 years of experience in the Software Industry to Rogue Wave. Prior to Rogue Wave he held product management positions with Black Duck Software, Borland Software and Segue Software.