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

Sr. Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Rashmi Chitrakar is the Engineering Lead at Qualcomm’s Open Source Office. The group’s primary charter is to build products aiding due-diligence as relating to use and distribution of software with Open Source. Her team does the tight-rope balancing act of catering to Qualcomm’s... 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
Pavilion Theater