Best Practices and Use Cases for an Efficient Open Source Governance Panel

A session at Open World Forum 2013

  • Paul Holland
  • Jacques Davy
  • Patrick Moreau
  • Michel Ruffin
  • Mark Tolliver

Friday 4th October, 2013

5:45pm to 7:00pm (PMT)

Fully assuming their choice to use free & open source software and the legal, organisational, technical and consequential issues, for many years major industrial players are designing, experiencing and improving some "best practices" to maximize their profits from open source and to frame associated legal and technical risks.

Relying on the testimony of these companies, the second panel will share, compare and discuss these practices and will measure the key role played by the industries for better implementation of open source.

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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Jacques Davy

Unknown, Orange

Jacques Davy is in charge of the Open Source governance for the Orange group since 2011. He contributed at the integration of the Open Source into the technical strategy of the group and as well as into the products and services development processes. Previously, he was development program manager in Orange Labs for middleware and infrastructure projects in which Open Source takes an importance place. Before, he held several positions in the development of services, middleware and operating systems in France Telecom and other French companies.

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Patrick Moreau

Head of Open Source software strategy, Inria

He has worked several years in industrial R&D departments. He directed the research laboratory in communications and software of Schlumberger. Patrick Moreau then has worked eight years in technology consulting companies in management positions.

Based on these diversified experiences, Patrick Moreau is now in charge of the Inria open source strategy and more globally of software technology transfer.

Patrick Moreau graduated from ENST (1991).

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Michel Ruffin

Unknown, Alcatel Lucent

Michel Ruffin, Manager Software Coordination Corporate CTO department – Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent
Michel Ruffin joined the CTO team by mid-2001 to coordinate the corporate recommendations for strategic software embedded in Alcatel-Lucent products. He is also in charge of the governance processes for the management of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). He is co-leading the Alcatel-Lucent FOSS steering committee and leads the product software steering committee. From 1998 to 1999, he lead a research team working on telecommunication middleware. He joined the Alcatel Corporate Research Center in 1996 for managing the middleware working groups in the ACTS European projects Vital and ReTINA.
He is author or co-author of several major articles and patents. He was the co-chair of the OMG Telecom group from 1999 to 2007 and was member of the OMG Board of Director from 2001 to 2007. He was one of the co-founder of the Linux Foundation Carrier Grade Linux Working Group in 2002. In 2000, he received the OMG’s Distinguished Service Award and since 2001, he is a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy. He served as expert for the European commission on IST projects (Coach and Artist2) from 2002 to 2008.
Michel Ruffin got a Ph.D in computer science in 1992 at the University Paris VI (France). His Ph.D on logging techniques in distributed object-oriented environments was done at INRIA. In 1992-1993 he was research engineer at INRIA. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) European fellow at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) in the domain of distributed object-oriented persistent systems.

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Mark Tolliver

President and CEO, Palamida

Mark Tolliver brings extensive experience in the high-tech industry to his position as CEO of Palamida, a San Francisco-based software company focused on software intellectual property management and compliance. Founded in 2003, Palamida investors include Hummer Winblad, WaldenVC, and Adobe Inc.

Prior to Palamida, Tolliver was Executive Vice President at Sun Microsystems. Tolliver was with Sun for ten years, and served as VP Marketing, President and general manager of iPlanet, and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Sun, Tolliver spent 15 years with Hewlett Packard in marketing and general management assignments.

Tolliver is chairman of Intalio, a software company focused on cloud computing infrastructure software. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois.

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3rd5th October 2013

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Time 5:45pm7:00pm PMT

Date Fri 4th October 2013


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