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Monday, October 23


Limux: The Loss of a Lighthouse - Matthias Kirschner, Free Software Foundation Europe
Started in early 2000s Limux was often cited as the lighthouse project for Free/Open Source Software in the public administration. Since then we have regularly heard rumours about its stop. Have they now switched back to proprietary software again or not? Didn't they already migrate last year? Is it a trend that public administrations aren't using Free Software anymore? Have we failed and is it time to get depressed and stop what we are doing? Do we need new strategies? Those are questions people in our community are confronted with.

We will shed some light on those questions, raise some more, and figure out what we -- as individuals, companies or organisations -- can learn from it.

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Matthias Kirschner

President, Free Software Foundation Europe
Matthias Kirschner is President of FSFE. In 1999 he started using GNU/Linux and realised that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is convinced that this technology has to empower society not restrict it. While studying Political and Administrative Sc... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 11:15 - 11:55
Grand Ballroom


Mission Impossible: Open Source Compliance for 1990’s Licenses in Today’s World. Will the OS Communities Soon Face OSS Trolls? - Dr. Hendrik Schöttle, Rechtsanwalt
This session will discuss the following:
Why do 30 years old licenses cause compliance issues in today’s world of IoT, embedded devices and software stacks?

· Why have the risks of non-compliance increased?

· Why is it worth thinking about amending license requirements?

Thoughts on OSS licenses from the point of view of a legal expert who was involved in several OSS license infringement cases.

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Dr. Hendrik Schöttle

Partner, Rechtsanwalt
Hendrik Schöttle is Rechtsanwalt and Partner at Osborne Clarke Munich’s office. His practice focuses on the fields of information technology law, data protection law, e-business and competition law. Hendrik has many years of experience with consulting, drafting and negotiating... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 15:10 - 15:50
Grand Ballroom


OpenChain - The Industry Standard for License Compliance in the Supply Chain - Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project & Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM

The global supply chain is a key challenge for effective compliance in Open Source. One significant step towards addressing this challenge have been taken by an initiative called OpenChain, which was created to provide Specification, Conformance and Curriculum material for managing Open Source Compliance. This talk will explain how to engage with the OpenChain Project, what benefits it brings in practical terms to commercial entities and how it can be expected to impact the market in the coming year. In a nutshell, OpenChain has the potential to revolutionize how we deal with Open Source in combination with software bills of materials like SPDX and tooling like FOSSology. This is because, taken together, these documents, processes and tools are commodifying the knowledge and methods applied by the largest companies and making them available for even the smallest entities. Jilayne Lovejoy, Principal Open Source Counsel, Arm, will share some insights regarding the path to OpenChain conformance.


Shane Coughlan

Program Manager, OpenChain Project
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading pro... Read More →

Jilayne Lovejoy

Principal Open Source Counsel, ARM
Jilayne is an attorney at ARM, where she advises legal, business, and engineering on open source related issues, provides training, and drives improved processes around the use of open source. Previously, Jilayne was at OpenLogic, a provider of open source software support, provi... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 16:20 - 17:00
Grand Ballroom


The Money Tree - Lieu Ta, Wind River
Build a great Open Source Project and they will come, but without solid financial management, the project will have a short life. Many people discover that being a great coder and/or math geek doesn’t always directly translate to understanding cash flow and cost management.

The approach to organizational financial management is different for the for-profits, non-profits, or a project within a non-profit. Come to this session to learn the differences and gain insight into finance best practices in the non-profit Open Source world. The tips and techniques in this session, most of which have been used in the Yocto Project since inception, will help you sustain the health of your Open Source project or create one on a sound financial footing without doing any Spreadsheet KungFu.

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Lieu Ta

Sr. Director, Governance & Business Operations, Wind River
Lieu Ta, a Senior Director at Wind River, responsible for Governance and Business Operations in the Product Organization. She has worked in multiple high-tech roles: Engineering Management, Manufacturing Development and Processes, Business Development, and Program Management. She... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 17:10 - 17:50
Grand Ballroom


BoF: Diversity through the Eyes of a Senior Engineer - Rupa Dachere, CodeChix
The last few years has seen an explosion in news articles and media focusing on the Diversity and Inclusion issues in the tech world, specifically, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Millions of dollars have been spent by tech companies and organizations on touting their diversity numbers and portraying their unflinching commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion. The recent trend to staff up engineers to work on open source projects is gaining steam and bringing to light an even harsher climate for diversity efforts in the open source world.

A closer look at the numbers reveals that this specific needle is either not moving at all or moving in the wrong direction. The numbers are particularly disconcerting if one looks at the technical side of things. While some of the numbers have moved positively, we seem to have reached a plateau regardless of funding and awareness. What are the reasons for this? Shouldn’t we be seeing continued positive movement regarding this issue after all the hoopla? After all, open source is for everyone, not just the select, appointed few, right?

This talk will present some factual stories, statistics and real-world reasons on why all the talk and funding from companies and organizations towards diversity and inclusion is missing the mark. Rupa will, also, propose some solutions to address some of the issues.


Rupa Dachere

Founder & Exec. Director, CodeChix
Rupa Dachere is the Founder and Executive Director of CodeChix, a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit dedicated to the Education, Advocacy and Mentorship of women engineers in industry. She is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at her day job at VMware. Rupa has been a software enginee... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 18:00 - 18:45
  • Experience Level Any


BoF: How Open Source Project Xen Puts Security Software Vendors Ahead of Emerging Threats - Mihai Donțu & Andrei Florescu, Bitdefender
This presentation covers a real-world case study of Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) that is based on Xen Project software. On April 14th, The Shadow Brokers released the Eternalblue exploit toolkit, which exploited an SMBv1 vulnerability across a wide range of Windows operating systems. The exploit was most famously used as a propagation mechanism for the WannaCryransomware. HVI prevented exploitation attempts with no prior knowledge of the exploit or underlying vulnerability. This talk will cover the exploit mechanism, how HVI detects its actions, and illustrate some of the advantages of HVI built through open source collaboration. Audience members will takeaway a better understanding of this type of exploit and how something like hypervisor introspection and security through a hypervisor approach can help companies avoid these types of new exploits.

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Mihai Donțu

Technical Project Manager, Bitdefender
Mihai Dontu is the technical project manager of the Linux development team within Bitdefender and is currently involved in integrating their virtual machine introspection technology in Xen and KVM.

Andrei Florescu

Senior Solutions Architect, Bitdefender
Andrei Florescu is a Senior Solutions Architect at Bitdefender. In this role, Andrei guides the technical aspects of large customer deployments and works with Bitdefender strategic alliance partners. Before moving into his current role, Andrei held a variety of customer-facing te... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 18:00 - 18:45
Tuesday, October 24


A Shell Script a Day Keeps Your Trouble Away - Harald König, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
The UNIX command line shell (bash) with it's many tools and possibilities is a very powerful but less and less used system. Harald Koenig will show interactively and step by step how to solve a problem "on the command line".
After solving "the problem of the day" you save your solution to a small shell script and create a new tool to solve this (or similar) problems in the future.

Creating more and more such small helper tools will make your own toolbox more usable and sophisticated and thus your daily work easier and more efficient.

Possible topics for a small script might be
- get fuel prices for your local fuel stations, store them and them with gnuplot
- analyze syslog entries for ssh breakin attempts, do some statistics and send complaint emails
- undelete raw images (CR2) from a cfcard (some type of forensics with shell tools).
- other ideas? email me your suggestions!

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Harald König

System Expert, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
I studied physics and started with Linux (kernel 0.98.4) in 1992 (UNIX since 1987), XFree86 (S3 cards) since 1993, using and working on (La)TeX since 1987 and co-founded the german TeX users group DANTE e.V. I've given talks on several german FOSS/Linux conferences, and some proj... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:55 - 11:35
Grand Ballroom


Panel Discussion: If APIs are like Snowflakes, How Do You Make them More "Standardized" - or Do You? - Moderated by Jeff Borek, IBM

APIs form the connecting glue between modern applications and are used to connect third-party data services, public/private data sources, and other applications. The Open API Initiative (OAI) came together over two years ago to seek to create, evolve, and promote an open description format for API services that is vendor-neutral, portable, and evolves under shared governance. On August 7, the OAI announced the release of the OpenAPI Spec v3, completing a 7 month community effort. Based upon the open source Swagger project, the world's most popular framework for APIs, the prior version has over 18K daily downloads, over 3k know public GitHub repos, 44 targets in codegen from over 250 contributors. Come join this panel discussion to hear from industry leaders about the origins of the OpenAPI community, and the details of the new OAS v3.0.0 specification release, and the value of open community collaboration related to API development. 

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Jeff Borek

Open Technologies & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently a WW Program Director for the Open Technologies and Developer Advocacy team - working with developers, business partners, leading industry analysts, and various open source community initiatives including; the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) initiative, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), and the Open API Initiative (OAI) to ensure rapid response to changes in the open source... Read More →

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Harsh Jegadeesan

Head of Product Management, Digital Transformation Services, SAP SE
Harsh Jegadeesan is the Head of Product Management for Digital Transformation Services in SAP Cloud Platform. Harsh is responsible for SAP API Management and the SAP API Business Hub. Harsh is also a global API Evangelist for customers to help them craft and execute their Enterp... Read More →
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Ole Lensmar

CTO, SmartBear Software
Ole Lensmar is chief technology officer at SmartBear Software, allowing him to live his passion for software development in a creative and thriving work environment. Ole is the co-founder of Eviware Software which was acquired by SmartBear in 2011, and also the co-founder of base... Read More →
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Erin McKean

Developer Evangelist, IBM
Developer Advocate, IBM | | Erin McKean is a Developer Advocate for IBM and loves talking about APIs to anyone who will stand still long enough. Before Node.js, she dabbled in Ruby, HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark, and still finds herself writing bash scripts on a regular basis. E... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:25
Grand Ballroom


Rebuilding Trust Through Blockchains and Open Source - Marta Piekarska, Hyperledger
Global confidence in institutions is in steep decline worldwide, from politics to business to schools and non-profits. Technology lets us down too, from AWS outages to surveillance teddy bears. Trust is essential to building a functioning society, but it's under serious threat. Open source software showed us how we could work together, even if we had no presumption to trust each other. Blockchain technology: distributed ledgers, smart contract systems, and more - take this a step further, helping us build distributed systems without requiring a controlling central actor.

Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger will speak to how she believes we're heading towards a future full of different blockchain ecosystems for different purposes and to keep it becoming a confusing mess, or worse a platform war, collaboration on common software infrastructure is key. The Open Source communities behind Linux, Apache, and other successful platform technologies have demonstrated how to do this successfully. She will speak to what Hyperledger is and how it is aimed at bringing that dynamic to the blockchain community, so that everyone can spend less time worrying about the plumbing and more time building new products and services.

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Marta Piekarska

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Her undergrad Thesis was on Voice Encryption on Andr... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:05 - 14:45
Grand Ballroom


Getting Started with Hyperledger Fabric (Blockchain) - Louis de Bruin, IBM Europe
A brief presentation on Blockchain and Hyperledger Fabric, hosted by the Linux Foundation. Louis will describe the how Hyperledger Fabrc enables industry grade Blockchains and current projects in this area. This presentation will also show you how to get onto Hyperledger Fabric to set up your own Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain in a few simple steps and point you to further resources to develop you applications after the event.

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Louis de Bruin

Blockchain Leader, IBM Europe
Louis de Bruin leads IBM Global Business Services European Blockchain practice. Louis spotted the potential of Blockchain for transforming financial and other industries early on and has become one of the leaders of IBM's effort to drive the development and adoption of permission... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:55 - 15:35
Grand Ballroom


Love What You Do, Everyday! - Zaheda Bhorat, AWS
Build a career doing what you love. Open source is an enabler and the community can be your best coach, mentor and referral. Whether you are a beginners or someone who has been working in open source for years, the speakers covers tips in building an open source career. On bringing out the best in yourself, the community and your project. 


Zaheda Bhorat

Zaheda Bhorat is the head of open source strategy at AWS, where she also leads the open source program office. A computer scientist, Zaheda is a long-time active contributor to open source and open standards communities. Previously, Zaheda shaped the first-ever open source progra... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:05 - 16:45
Grand Ballroom
  • Experience Level Any


IBM LinuxONE: The Largest Scalable Linux Server - Jens Voelker & John Smith, IBM

The Modernization possibilities on the Most Scalable Compute Platform for Secure Data Driven Workloads

Open source has become a hub for innovation. New use cases such as containers, new classes of databases and programming languages are appearing rapidly.

In Industry Solutions today it really depends of the speed to quickly adopt to the changing business requirements. IBM has delivered the largest scalable server and defined the foundation for reliability business continuity and highest security. The new IBM LinuxONE Emperor II is able to easily handle and react on high dynamic Linux workloads from small to very large without disrupting applications or systems.

With a 5.2 GHz clock speed it can integrate heterogenous IT workloads and delivers a unique resource management concept, that lets you consolidate workloads in the most effective way. This empowers the focus for centralized IT management and ways to optimize the costs for the entire IT landscape.

This session will give you technical insides, but it as well shows you how the best of Linux and open technology with the best of Enterprise Computing comes together in ONE platform.


John Smith

Offering Manager, IBM

Jens Voelker

Program Manager, IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH

Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:55 - 17:35
Grand Ballroom