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Wednesday, October 25 • 10:00am - 10:30am
OSPOs Navigating Security Landscape Leveraging InnerSource Methodologies with OSS Components - Brittany Istenes, Fannie Mae

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For highly regulated companies, it can be a challenge contributing to open source communities. There are many regulations and challenges with security and data loss prevention to overcome. Furthermore, there are few products or technology solutions that enable easier open source contributions in highly regulated environments. Because all companies rely on critical open source software with security risks, the Fannie Mae OSPO created the open source Clean Dependency Project. The primary goal is to clean up critical dependencies with no “clean” versions available and contribute them to open source communities. The inverse of this is using InnerSource “Golden Patches” to bring these clean dependencies back inside of the companies firewall to be tested and distributed to multiple teams for consumption and contribution. Through leveraging this model of compliance and community management, we can drive success internally whilst still supporting the projects that we rely upon. Now that the project has been open for almost a year, we want to share progress on how these methods have been working, for the better, the complications and where we are going.

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Brittany Istenes

Open Source Program Office Strategist, Fannie Mae
Brittany has led open source advisory councils, open source ambassador programs, open source contributions, InnerSource programs and the OSS gray areas in between at scale within large companies. At Fannie Mae as the OSPO strategist, Brittany is sharing these best practices for OSS... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2023 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Regency Ballroom Main (Regency Conference Center)