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Wednesday, October 15 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Sisyphus is Happy: Experiences From the Fight for Software Legal Compliance - Alexios Zavras (zvr), Intel

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Nowadays software is usually a combination of own-written code and FOSS; in some cases it also contains proprietary parts licensed under non-FOSS licenses. This talk will present lessons learned while building a corporate software legal compliance system that is sensitive to the needs of developers while still pleasing the lawyers. It will touch upon different aspects of the set of processes and mechanisms used. Such mechanisms exist to provide answers to questions such as how can FOSS be used; how can FOSS be integrated; and how can FOSS be released? It is obvious that the task of legal compliance involves developers as well as people from legal professions; therefore an important part of structuring any system or set of processes has to be the satisfaction of both these groups of users.


Alexios Zavras, Intel

Senior Open Source Officer, Intel Deutschland
Alexios Zavras is the Open Source Officer of Intel Mobile Communications, where he also leads the Software Legal Compliance team. He is an Open Source enthusiast and evangelist, has been involved with Free / Open Source Software since 1983 (before they were named thus), and presents regularly in international conferences and workshops. He has a PhD in Computer Science, having studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Greece and the... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 16

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