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November 2-4 | Napa, California
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Thursday, November 4 • 9:30am - 9:50am
Keynote: SPDX: Open Source Risk Management at Scale - Gary O'Neall, Chief Executive Officer, Source Auditor & Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, The Linux Foundation

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When SPDX project started in 2009, one key use case was identifying licensing to manage risk in mergers and acquisitions.   The hardest part of license risk management is generating an accurate software bill of materials.  Today, having a software bill of materials is an emerging regulatory mandate for managing security risk, and a challenge for companies in that software today is predominantly open source.   Lifecycle, usage, quality, provenance and pedigree are additional areas of risk when using open source, so we need to be able to evolve system bill of materials, that works at scale.  

SPDX and the Linux Foundation have a long history of inclusive collaborative development of standards and tools with corporations and individuals, which enabled the ISO certification of SPDX earlier this year. The next challenge for the SPDX specification is enabling automated risk management for these additional use cases.

Speakers
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Gary O’Neall

CEO, Source Auditor Inc.
Source Auditor was co-founded by Gary O’Neall, where he also serves as the Chief Technology Officer and as a Principal Consultant.  He has served for over 20 years in a wide variety of technology management roles in F500 companies like HP and Motorola, and in smaller startups like... Read More →
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Kate Stewart

Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, The Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation. She works with the safety, security and license compliance communities to advance the adoption of best practices into embedded open source projects. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 9:30am - 9:50am PDT
Silverado Ballroom