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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, Open Source Program Office, Amazon
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Amazon's Open Source Program Officer and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board. Prior to that, she was Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office where she drove Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanded engagement with... Read More →

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