Increasing Technical Innovation while Managing Risk and Legal Obligations


Date: 27 September 2012


Tightening budgets and competitive pressures have many IT organizations turning to open source software (OSS) to increase agility and speed up the velocity of innovation.  However, a recent Gartner report states that 50% of companies will face challenges due to a lack of OSS policy and management.

While OSS provides many competitive advantages, most IT organizations are yet to uncover its full potential. Many have no strategy for optimizing development with OSS and often ignore or are unaware of the technical, business and legal challenges of using OSS in a multi-source development process, resulting in subpar processes and performance.

The issue? IT wants to make better software faster while controlling development, maintenance and support costs. Legal, on the other hand, are interested in managing risk and ensuring compliance, monitoring, validating and controlling the use of OSS.

Join this seminar with Bird & Bird, Black Duck Software & the BvHD law firm, to learn how open source can be managed to maximize the business and technical benefits while mitigating or eliminating the risks. We will review best practices for managing OSS, the latest open source trends, and a number of case studies highlighting how companies in your industry have reaped the benefits of OSS while managing the risks.

The Programme

08.30 – 09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 11.30

Presentations and wrap up

Finish

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