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Thursday, October 1 • 13:30 - 14:20
Engineering, Business & Legal Choices for Bringing Commercial Software to Open Source - Gregory Chase and Cyrus Wadia, Pivotal

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Successfully running an open source software project involves more than just posting source code in a public Github. It involves balancing numerous interrelated engineering, business, and legal decisions.

We share our experience in supporting a dozen open source communities including Cloud Foundry, Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, and our recent experience with launching the Apache Geode (incubating) community based on 1 million lines of code from Pivotal GemFire. These communities and their products have highly varied histories, licensing, and governance models.

Specifically we will cover: reasons to open source a commercial product; business and legal choices in licensing, governance and ownership; engineering choices of OSS components & readying code; executing the switch to open source; our experience from commercially supported OSS to stand alone foundations to joining The ASF.


Gregory Chase

Director of Big Data Communities, Pivotal Software
Greg Chase is an enterprise software marketing executive more than 20 years experience in marketing, sales, and engineering with software companies. Most recently Greg has been passionately advocating for innovation and transformation of business and IT practices through big data... Read More →
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Cyrus Wadia

General Counsel, Yugabyte, Inc.
Cyrus Wadia is general counsel for Yugabyte, Inc. - an open source, cloud native relational database for powering global, internet-scale apps. Prior to Yugbayte, Cyrus was the lead intellectual property and privacy attorney for Pivotal Software, Inc. where he set IP policy, managed... Read More →

Thursday October 1, 2015 13:30 - 14:20 CEST

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