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How an OSS foundation can help execute your governance How an OSS foundation can help execute your governance Presentation Transcript

  • How an OSS foundation canhelp execute your governance Sierra Wireless feedback Benjamin  Cabé   La  Can-ne  –  Feb.  18th,  2013  
  • Who I am •  Benjamin Cabé •  Open Source M2M Evangelist at Sierra Wireless •  Long-time Eclipse loverCopyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Sierra Wireless business
  • Our open-source strategy IoT Building Blocks “We provide open-source developments tools and frameworks for M2M/IoT developers” Interoperability “We provide reference implementations of open protocols and API to encourage interoperability”. Open-Source Community “We host samples, testing environments and documentation on the m2m.eclipse.org portal”Copyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Doing it at Eclipse•  Creation of an M2M Industry Working Group•  Develop our tools (Koneki) and embedded framework (Mihini) by following the EDP•  Gather a community of users, contributors, and adoptersCopyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Eclipse Development Process•  High-level process for managing Eclipse projects –  Project Creation, Planning, Milestones, Release Candidates, Reviews, and Releases•  Not a technical development process (i.e. Scrum, XP)•  Exists to help companies and projects to be successfulSee http://www.eclipse.org/projects/dev_process/development_process_2011.phpCopyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Eclipse Legal Process•  Eclipse Foundation ensures that contributed code is free of issues –  who owns the code? are the claims of ownership valid? –  provenance? –  licenses? EPL or compatible?•  Code authors retain copyright•  All contributions are subject to the Eclipse IP Due Diligence ProcessSee http://www.eclipse.org/legal/EclipseLegalProcessPoster.pdfCopyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Overview of the Legal Process•  Contributions must be accepted through Bugzilla –  Contributor implicitly agrees to Eclipse Terms of Use –  Contributor implicitly permits us to use and distribute their code under the EPL –  Contributor retains copyright•  « Significant » contributions and third-party libraries require Contribution Questionnaires –  IP analysis must be passed by Eclipse legal before adding the code to the repository –  CQs are managed via IPZilla (access is for committers only)Copyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Projet Management Infrastructure•  Elect/vote for committers•  Manage personal information•  Manage project metadata: –  source code location –  releases –  download urls –  project plan –  documentation …Copyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Benefits to Sierra•  Our tools and frameworks are built on top of IP clean software•  We get support for managing the projects, marketing them, …Copyright (c) 2013 Sierra Wireless and others - Made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • Thanks!