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FINOS Events


March 25, 2020, 10.00am ET
Online - WebEx

Join us Wednesday, March 15th at 10am ET (2pm GMT) via WebEx for a guest presentation for the FINOS Open Source Readiness Project.

Guest speaker: Tobie LangelOpen Source Strategist and Principal at UnlockOpen will be presenting on leveraging open source policies that are not long, boring, or that generally don't suck. 



Join for Tobie's Presentation: Open Source Contribution Policies that Don't Suck - March 25, 2020

Open source contribution policies are long, boring, overlooked documents, that generally suck. They're designed to protect the company at all costs. But in the process, end up hurting engineering productivity, and morale. Sometimes they even unknowingly put corporate IP at risk.

But that's not inevitable. It's possible to write open source contribution policies that make engineers lives easier, boost morale and productivity, reduce attrition, and attract new talent. And it's possible to do so while reducing the company's IP risk, not increasing it.

In this talk, we will look at the general structure of open source contribution policies, examples in the wild, and tactics to make them suck less.

We'll also look at how to turn these policies into self-service software, preventing the tedious email back and forth between engineering and legal, and making open source contribution a breeze.

Join us Wednesday, March 25th at 10am ET (2pm GMT) to learn more! WebEx conference info for the Open Source Readiness project is available here. You can add the event to your calendar by importing the FINOS Program calendar.


Tobie was a speaker recently at the FINOS Open Source Strategy Forum in NYC. View his presentation on From Laggard to Open Source Power House here.

Tobie's Bio:

Tobie helps companies understand and leverage open source to recruit, retain, and foster top software engineering talent, and improve their teams' efficiency, culture, and morale.Previously, he was a member of Facebook's Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook's representative at W3C. An avid open-source contributor, Tobie Langel is know for having co-maintained the Prototype JavaScript Framework and for numerous open source projects. He also edited a number of Web standards, including WebIDL, and led W3C's Web platform testing effort.


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