Just how do you manage Open Source Software in the Enterprise?

Tuesday 9 December 2014

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free of charge to BCS members and non-members (please note, non-members will be unable to vote in the AGM).

Alan Morbey, Configuration Manager, Met Office


Alan MorbeyAlan has worked at the Met Office in their Configuration Management (CM) Team for the past 10 years. As CM team leader he has overseen a significant number of changes in their software development environment, with a move away from single vendor tooling solutions towards a best of breed approach that has given his team a dynamic mix of open source, free and proprietary tools to manage.

Coupled with this, open source software (OSS) is now widely used in the Met Office’s applications; significant issues have had to be addressed by his team in supporting this methodology including open source licencing, support and security.


Just how do you manage Open Source Software in the Enterprise?

Companies developing commercial software are increasingly using open source software (OSS) in their product builds. Reasons often cited for this include improving code quality, decreasing development time, costs and increased security.

But is this true? Just how do you manage OSS in your organisation?  Should you even bother? With 670 000 open source projects, 30 billion lines of source code and 3.6 million OSS contributors at the last count, where do you start? With what might amount to many thousands of OSS components residing behind your firewall, what are the implications for your organisation?

This presentation will attempt to address these concerns and look at the legal/licencing, security and operational risk that the use of OSS may have.


1800-1830   Registration
1830-1900   AGM
1900-2000   Presentation
2000-2100   Buffet, Drinks, Networking

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