Tools & Open Source Compliance Panel: How Technical Solutions Can Help to Reach Legal Quality

A session at Open World Forum 2013

  • Paul Holland
  • Camille Moulin
  • Phyto Michael
  • Patrice Bertrand

Friday 4th October, 2013

4:30pm to 5:45pm (PMT)

The use of free & open source software in the IT of both public and private organisations has become automatic and increasingly popular, becoming a sensitive issue from the point of view of project and legal risk management. To maintain legal status, new tasks and responsibilities appear, such as the identification of contributors and licenses, support teams (in order to ensure understanding and compliance with the license, including the formality imposed) sustainability in processes, etc.

This panel will aim to present developments and technical solutions that have accompanied these needs since industrialisation: audit software codes and other specific tools, such SPDX common standards, etc. It will especially address the question of the appropriateness of their use (their utilities and when to use them) and the maximization of results.

About the speakers

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Paul Holland

Open Source Processes and Strategic Programs, HP

Paul is the leader of Open Source Strategic Programs within HP’s Open Source Program Office. For ten years, he has helped HP teams properly utilize open source software in their solutions and engage in the open source community. His areas of specialty include open source strategy, business impact, and governance. In his current role, Paul is responsible for aligning HP’s OpenStack efforts across the company in order to deliver on its cloud strategy.

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Camille Moulin

Unknown, Alter Way

Camille Moulin works as Open Source governance consultant at Alterway. He also contribute to several Open Source projects related and, more specifcly, Fossology and SPDX.

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Phyto Michael

EMEA Technical Solutions Manager, Black Duck Software

Phyto Michael joined Black Duck Software in 2010 as a Technical Account Manager. With over 10 years experience in the Software and Networking industry in various technical roles, his responsibilities are to assist organizations in their understanding of open source software compliance and governance to their business and provide technical assistance in design and implementation of solutions. Prior to Black Duck, Phyto has worked in various technical roles at Workshare Ltd, a document collaboration company, Webroot Software, a security vendor and a number of outsourcing service companies.

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Patrice Bertrand

General Manager, Smile

Patrice Bertrand est fondateur et directeur général de Smile, une entreprise intégrateur de solutions open source qui compte 700 collaborateurs, et présente dans 7 pays en Europe. Il est diplômé de l'Ecole Centrale de Paris et de l'University of Southern California. Après quelques années de grands projets bancaires chez Cap Gemini, il crée la société Smile, avec 3 associés, et la fait croître jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Patrice est l'auteur de nombreux livres et articles traitant de tous les aspects de l'open source: l'offre de solutions dans différents domaines, les modèles économiques, l'analyse des enjeux et tendances. En 2010, lorsque les grandes associations françaises d'entreprises du Logiciel Libre se réunissent pour former le Conseil National du Logiciel Libre, il est élu par ses pairs pour être le porte parole du CNLL.

Patrice Bertrand is a founder and general manager of Smile, a company that delivers projects based on open source tools and solutions, with 700 consultants and developpers throughout Europe. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris, and from the University of Southern California. After working on large scale projects in the banking sector for Cap Gemini, he founded Smile, with 3 partners, and led its growth to this day. Patrice is the author of many books and articles related to all aspects of open source: the solutions it brings in various domains, its business models, the analysis of its trends and stakes. In 2010, when the major associations of enterprises dedicated to Free Softaware gathered to create the CNLL, (National Council of Free Software), he was elected by his peers to be their spokesman.

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