An early reliance on open-source software can help enable growth because it is relatively inexpensive and the open-source software model has an outstanding return on investment. However, using open-source software is not without risk. In this session, four open-source users and developers will discuss reasons for using open-source software, critical factors to think about to mitigate risks, and key open-source trends.
Matthew A. Karlyn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Jeff Carter, Chief Development Officer, Eyelock, Inc.
Matthew H. Jacobs, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel, Black Duck Software, Inc.
Douglas W. Johnson, Ph.D., Principal, DWJ Consulting Group
Carl Trieloff, Senior Consulting Engineer – Open Source and Standards, Red Hat, Inc.