Guest speaker: Justin Colannino, Senior Attorney, Open Source & Standards Legal Team at Microsoft will be presenting on "Using Open Source at Scale".
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Microsoft has recently undergone a phase transition from a company with minimal open source engagement to engagement at massive scale. In this session, Justin Colannino, Senior Attorney on Microsoft’s Open Source legal team, will discuss Microsoft’s journey developing tools and processes to enable responsible engagement for 60,000 Microsoft developers.
Justin has a decade of experience representing clients at the intersection of free & open source software communities and for-profit enterprises. At Microsoft, he is part of a small team that oversees processes to enable open source engagement at massive scale. Prior to Microsoft, Justin was an active pro bono lawyer to free & open source software communities – having provided pro bono advice to the Free Software Foundation, the Apache Software Foundation, the Open Source Initiative, and the GNOME Foundation. Justin specializes in advising how to use copyleft right. He has experience with copyleft litigation or pre-litigation for both non-profit and for-profit entities, including as counsel to Erik Andersen and Software Freedom Conservancy in a dispute over use of the BusyBox toolkit. A published computer scientist in a past life, Justin also has significant experience with patent litigation both in private practice and as a law clerk in the District of New Jersey.
So join us Wednesday, July 8th at 10am ET (3pm BST) 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.