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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
October 21 & October 25 | Co-Located Events, Tutorials, & Workshops
October 22-24 | Conference
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Monday, October 22 • 11:15 - 11:55
Sustaining OSS: Going from Consuming to Contributing and Leading - Nithya Ruff, Comcast

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According to BlackDuck's 2015 survey, 97% of enterprises use OS in some form or the other. Often companies stop at Consumption of OSS. When someone keeps attending lunch or dinner potlucks and never brings a dish to share, they soon lose their welcome. Yet, it is often a difficult thing to do for many companies. Either because of business justifications needed or difficult processes, many companies do not contribute and seriously hurt their own effectiveness and the sustainability of open source I will cover some strategies I have tested and succeeded with in the companies I have worked at. Learning to move past consumption through streamlining the contribution process and understanding the business case for contributions is essential for companies in OSS.

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Nithya Ruff

Head, Comcast Open Source Program Office, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and driving engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last... Read More →



Monday October 22, 2018 11:15 - 11:55 BST
Cromdale Hall B, Level -2