Building an Effective Open Source Program Office
While every corporate open source program shares the same basic responsibilities, every organization approaches open source transformation differently. This panel brings together leaders from the open source programs of several very different organizations to share their perspectives on running an effective open source program.
In addition to managing the Foundation’s legal affairs, Aaron chairs the Foundation’s Open Source Readiness working group, helping members to develop policies that enable productive engagement with open source. Aaron has counseled both commercial software producers and nonprofit foundations on legal issues related to open source software. As counsel for the Software Freedom Law Center, he advised some of the most significant open source software foundations. At IEEE, he advised internal clients on open access and open licensing matters. And as a partner at Tor Ekeland P.C., he advised startups and commercial software companies on establishing open source policies, designing open source business models, and on license compliance.