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Thursday, October 6


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Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 18:45


BoF: CA, CLA, CAA, DCO, FLA – OMG! - Matija Šuklje & Catharina Maracke
CA, CLA, CAA, DCO, FLA – what do they stand for and what are the differences?

The session will discuss the risks and opportunities for various stakeholders, spanning from communities, businesses, and projects to individual developers. It will try to explain what does the exact wording and legal language of a contributor agreement mean for each of them.

In addition, the session will explore existing and future challenges and strive to find a fair balance for relevant stakeholders. It will discuss simplification, automation and tooling opportunities and interact with the audience and participants to find common ground and a fair balance.

As a starting point for further discussion, we will use the “Fiduciary License Agreement” and the standardized contributor agreements as examples.

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Catharina Maracke

Associate Professor, Keio University
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include intellectual property law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general... Read More →
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Matija Šuklje

IT Lawyer, FOSS licensing expert
Lawyer, geek, GNU/Linux user since 1997. Long-standing active member of various communities in and around FOSS -- including Cyberpipe hackerspace, Linux User Group of Slovenia, Free Software Foundation Europe, Internet Governance Forum Slovenia etc. Years of experience with companies... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 18:45
  • Experience Level Any


BoF: CocciBoF - Julia Lawall, Inria
Coccinelle is a program matching and transformation tool for C programs that has been extensively applied to the Linux kernel and is used on a number of other C code bases. The goal of this BoF is to foster discussion among Coccinelle users. What are people using Coccinelle for? What would they like to be using Coccinelle for? What problems have they encountered?

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Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.

Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 18:45
Schinkel II/III
  • Experience Level Any


BoF: Computer Science Education and Diversity - Emma Foley, Intel & Laura Reddy, Cisco
No one can deny that computer science education is an important topic that is often overlooked by those who set the curricula, and it usually fall to professionals and company outreach programs to give children their first taste of coding. This approach can put more pressure on programmers at a time when the tech industry is starved of new talent. We're trying to pump up the pipeline, while trying to more forward in an under resourced industry.... this is what children will sse, and that isn't a good influence.


Emma Foley

Software Engineer, Intel
Emma is a Software Engineer in the Network Platforms Group in Intel. Emma has worked on Service Assurance, making more statistics available for the OpenStack cloud, by enabling collectd stats and events to be used in OpenStack. She is committer to the OPNFV Barometer project, and... Read More →

Laura Reddy

Software Engineer, Cisco
Laura is a Software Engineer at Cisco Galway. Helping to promote careers in STEM by hour of code sessions with local schools.

Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 18:45
  • Experience Level Any