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  1. 1. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Navigating Open Source Risk Open Source Lisbon June 2021 Dr. Dawn M. Foster Director of OSS Community Strategy fosterd@vmware.com fastwonderblog.com Open Source at VMware @vmwopensource blogs.vmware.com/opensource
  2. 2. @geekygirldawn ©2021 VMware, Inc. Why should you care? Ownership and Governance Community Resources Final Thoughts 2 Agenda Photo by Marco Verch - CC BY 2.0
  3. 3. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn 3 whoami • Geek, traveler, reader • 20+ yr tech career focused on community & open source 
 (Intel, Puppet, Scale Factory, …) • OpenUK Board, CHAOSS Board and Maintainer, TODO Group Steering • Kubernetes contributor & CNCF Contributor Strategy SIG • PhD from the University of Greenwich focus on Linux kernel collaboration Photos by Mom, Josh Bancroft, Don Park
  4. 4. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Your business could be disrupted 4 Why do we care about risk? https://xkcd.com/2347/
  5. 5. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Ownership & Governance Photo by K-nekoTR - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  6. 6. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn 6 Business Risk Licensing Example Server Side Public License* (SSPL) *Not an Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved open source license!
  7. 7. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn 7 Undermines the project leading to forks and other disruptions Business Risk Governance Example
  8. 8. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Leadership, trademarks, and projects 8 Determining Neutrality for Foundations? Image by Andreas Komodromos CC BY-NC 2.0
  9. 9. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Lower risk: participate as equals 9 Neutral Foundations
  10. 10. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Higher risk: single company in control 10 Company Originated Photo by Jan Fidler - CC BY 2.0
  11. 11. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Lower risk: Processes for how people collaborate and make decisions 11 Governance is about People Photo by Allen and Allen - CC BY 2.0
  12. 12. ©2020 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Image by the CNCF CC BY-N 2.0 Community Image by the CNCF CC BY-NC 2.0
  13. 13. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Lower risk: helpful, kind, respectful, and welcoming 13 Awesome Community Kubernetes CNCF CC BY 4.0
  14. 14. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Lower risk: keeps up with contributions 14 Responsiveness Image by Joe Penniston CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  15. 15. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Lower risk: active contributors and organizational diversity 15 Contributor Risk Image by the CNCF CC BY-NC 2.0
  16. 16. @geekygirldawn ©2020 VMware, Inc. 16 Resources CNCF Contributor Strategy Tag 
 https://github.com/cncf/sig-contributor-strategy https://contribute.cncf.io/maintainers/ Linux Foundation’s TODO Group 
 https://todogroup.org/guides/ The Open Source Way Guidebook 
 https://github.com/theopensourceway/guidebook/ Photo by Vicente - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  17. 17. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Make informed and deliberate decisions about how much risk we should accept and monitor / mitigate those risks. 17 Final Thoughts on Risk Photo by Mohanraj Sivanandam - CC BY 2.0
  18. 18. ©2021 VMware, Inc. @geekygirldawn Dr. Dawn M. Foster fosterd@vmware.com fastwonderblog.com Open Source at VMware blogs.vmware.com/opensource @vmwopensource 18 Thank You! Photo by Thangaraj Kumaravel - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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