Linux Foundation’s invitation-only event unites business and technical experts to collaborate on technical issues, the business of open source, best practices in collaborative development, and how to grow open source communities.

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Thursday, February 19 • 1:40pm - 2:30pm
From Fringe to Mainstream; Building the Business Case for Open Source inside a Company - Nithya Ruff and Lisa LaForge, SanDisk

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You have convinced a small group of leaders in your company that we need to embrace open source and you have been told to go make it successful. What do you do next? You still need to get work done with the rest of the company and make open source a key part of the thinking and planning. This talk will address how to create awareness, internal communities support and enthusiasm for open source work and change the perception from fringe to mainstream inside an enterprise. We will also discuss the role of OS office in enabling ecosystem development, engineering collaboration and business success. 


Lisa LaForge

Director, Legal and Chair, OSSC, SanDisk Corp
Lisa LaForge chairs SanDisk’s Open Source Steering Committee and practices in the area of commercial law. She has a JD from Santa Clara University and holds two privacy certifications from IAPP. She regularly speaks on FOSS, gender diversity and technology.
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Alex Lemberg

SW Manager, SanDisk
Alex Lemberg is a senior SW Manager in SanDisk company, with 14 years of experience in design, debugging, development, analysis and testing of embedded and mobile flash based storage solutions (eMMC/SD, NAND, NOR) and operation systems. He is focused and passionate about the following... Read More →

Thursday February 19, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm PST
Alexander Valley Ballroom IV

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