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March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Lessons Learned Creating a Blockchain Ledger for Managing Software Parts - Sameer Ahmed & Mark Gisi, Wind River Systems

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The Blockchain concept was an innovation born out of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency initiative. Other more recent initiatives have demonstrated that the blockchain technology can be used for applications beyond cryptocurrencies, some of which include: supply chain accountability, real estate title tracking, asset management, music ownership rights tracking and royalty distribution, and healthcare record management and access. The Hyperledger Sawtooth project provides a general purpose platform for creating domain specific blockchain ledgers. The SParts project used the platform to develop a Software Parts ledger to track the open source components from which manufactured products are constructed. In this talk we present our experiences and lessons learned in constructing the SParts ledger and discuss how the Sawtooth platform can be used to create ledgers for other domains.

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Sameer Ahmed

Senior Member of Technical Staff - App, Wind River Systems
Sameer Ahmed is a Sr. Member of Technical Staff at Wind River Systems. He has developed various cloud system applications including tools to generate and consumer SPDX data. Sameer is the technology lead of the SParts project and core blockchain ledger developer. Sameer has a Master... Read More →
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Mark Gisi

Director, Open Source, Wind River
Mark Gisi, Directory of Intellectual Property and Open Source at Wind River Systems, has been responsible for managing Open Source policies, processes and programs for the past 12 years. Mark is a key contributor to the Linux Foundation’s SPDX and OpenChain projects and founder... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Sonoma Valley Room