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Tuesday, October 24 • 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Panel Discussion: OSS Viability and Project Selection - Dawn Foster & Matt Germonprez, CHAOSS; Nithya Ruff, Amazon; Ashley Wolf, GitHub

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How do we select open source projects? Some technologists rely on news feeds, some rely on word of mouth, some rely on prior art and knowledge in an organization. Most recently, it has become a vital conversation; in organizations large and small; to strengthen the process of assessing risk and viability of open source software. OSPOs can help their organizations navigate these discussions and decisions. The CHAOSS community, jointly with TODO Group OSPO leaders, have rallied around this problem to create metrics, models, and conversations to more effectively measure the viability, risk profile, and security of applications ranging from academia to telecoms to FAANG. Every organization poses different problems, and many of them have overlapping or shared solutions. Join Dr. Dawn Foster (CHAOSS), Nithya Ruff (Amazon), Ashley Wolf (GitHub) and Matt Germonprez (University of Nebraska at Omaha/CHAOSS), as they discuss the approach, complications, failures, and successes of measuring viability and de-risking applications.

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Nithya Ruff

Director, OSPO, Amazon
Nithya is the Head of Amazon’s Open Source Program Office. Amazon’s customers value open source innovation and the cloud’s role in helping them adopt and run important open source services. She drives open source culture and coordination inside of Amazon and engagement with... Read More →
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Ashley Wolf

Director, Open Source Program Office, GitHub
Ashley Wolf is the Director of Open Source Programs at GitHub. She runs initiatives and programs to empower developers to be successful with open source. She is also passionate about helping companies participate in the open source community. Prior to joining GitHub, Ashley led the... Read More →
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Dawn Foster

Director of Data Science, CHAOSS
Dr. Dawn Foster works as the Director of Data Science for CHAOSS where she is also a board member / maintainer. She is co-chair of CNCF TAG Contributor Strategy and an OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like VMware and Intel with expertise in community... Read More →
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Matt Germonprez

Co-founder, Board of Directors, CHAOSS
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor in the College of IS&T at the Univ of Nebraska Omaha. Matt is the co-founder of CHAOSS and is an active open source community member, having presented design and development... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2023 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Regency Ballroom VI (Regency Conference Center)