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Wednesday, July 13 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Session: Enterprise Open Source How-To
You know your company must move beyond merely using open source software to contributing to compete with more nimble companies. How many great technical hires have you lost because your company frowns on open source contributions? How can you convince the boss, and Legal, that you can allow open source contributions within reasonable guardrails? Four years ago, Nordstrom first allowed open source contributions. Since then we've picked up quite a few dos and don'ts. Nordstrom engineers have contributed to Chef, React.js, Kubernetes, Docker, and many other projects. In this talk, Nordstrom's Chef engineers will walk through the benefits of using and contributing to open source, and which guidelines can limit your risk. We'll cover which license we use for projects we maintain, and why we chose it. Finally, we'll cover Contributor License Agreements. You'll leave this talk with practical advice on how and why you should allow open source contributions within the guardrails that'll make your boss, and Legal, happy.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Ireton

Doug Ireton

Sr. Engineer, 1Strategy
Doug Ireton has worked at enterprise companies for most of his career. At Nordstrom, Doug held the informal title of “Open Source Czar” where he helped evangelize, drive, and manage open source guidelines. Doug worked through many political and legal challenges to help teams contribute back to open source projects critical to the business.


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:40pm
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701