March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Wednesday, March 7 • 3:40pm - 4:10pm
ClearlyDefined: Enabling Project Success through Metadata - Jeff McAffer, Microsoft & Rashmi Chitrakar, Qualcomm

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The FOSS licensing and security information landscape is vast and varied. Projects without clear metadata are harder to adopt and so get fewer contributions and lower engagement -- they enjoy less success. On the consumer side, enormous effort is required to discover, comply with licensing obligations, and track security issues. Even simple things like the location of the source for a component can be painful to find.

This talk surveys this landscape and introduces a new approach to discovering, curating and serving FOSS component metadata in an effort to both enable project engagement and simplify the lives of consumers. Come see how it works and how you can participate.

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Rashmi Chitrakar

Engineering Lead, Open Source Program Office, Qualcomm
Rashmi Chitrakar is the Engineering Lead for Qualcomm’s Open Source Program Office. Her team does the balancing act of catering to Qualcomm’s Open Source Legal Group’s due-diligence needs and fostering an Engineering community that both leverages and contributes to Open Source... Read More →

Jeff McAffer

Director, Open Source Programs Office, Microsoft
Jeff McAffer is the Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft where he and the team are helping drive the company’s transition to an “open source engagement first” model at enterprise scale. He is a founder of several open source projects including ClearlyDefined... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm PST
Pavilion Theater