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LF APAC Diector Welcome speech

《Building and Managing an Open Source Program Office》


how to build ospo, and manage ospo , detail is key.

About the speaker

Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is Vice President of Strategic Programs (AI and Data) at the Linux Foundation. In this role, he leads the LF AI & Data Foundation and the PyTorch Foundation. ​​Throughout his career, Haddad held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, the Linux Foundation, and Samsung Research. ​

Ibrahim Haddad website:

How TODO Group help build your own OSPO : Minimum Viable OSPO for Open Source Continuity

About the speaker

Ana is the OSPO Program Manager at the TODO Group, a Linux Foundation project and open community of practitioners who aim to create and share knowledge, collaborate on practices, tools, and other ways to run successful and effective Open Source Program Offices. Formerly she worked at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm, and she has recently finished her MSc in Data Science, whose final thesis focused on measuring DevRel’s success within Open Source development communities.

Ana is really interested in Open Source, InnerSource, and community metrics. She has been a speaker at some international conferences such as GitHub Universe, FOSSBackstage Berlin, Open Compliance Summit Japan, DevRelCon Tokyo, OpenInfraDays, DevRelCon London, ISC Summit or OSSummit (Japan, Europe and NA).

During her spare time, you can find Ana practicing yoga, illustrating or learning japanese.

speech Abstract

Open Source Program Offices serve many organizations to provide strategy and alignment for an organization’s open source efforts and ensure open source >continuity in the long term. Managing open source in an organization is a broad, dynamic, and complex topic requiring a wide scope of skills, responsibilities, >and ways of working - making it hard to get a complete overview that can be shared with the wider organization or help you with managing your OSPO.

This presentation shares a set of recommendations and best practices to build your minimum viable OSPO (MVO), and how to ensure it aligns with the organization’s >processes, work environment, and structure. Also, this presentation provides a list of existing resources and tools from the TODO Group and sister open source >communities (e.g the OSPO Mind Map) to use to help implement an OSPO strategy.

The audience will leave with a step-by-step MVO checklist to take you from idea to proposal, to better communicate the value of adopting a strategic posture around open source within your organization.

Title: Open source process management: standards for licensing, security and more


Open source software can be extremely effective when it is well managed. However, to get maximum benefit, it is important to have good management processes. This talk will explain the ISO standard for open source license compliance, a new standard for security assurance, and other global solutions for the supply chain.

About the speaker:

Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include building the largest open source governance community in the world through the OpenChain Project, spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history and establishing the first global network for open source legal experts. He is a founder of both the first law journal and the first law book dedicated to open source. He currently leads the OpenChain Project, acts as an advisor to both World Mobile and Asylum Labs, and is a General Assembly Member of OpenForum Europe.

The CHAOSS Project: Working with OSPOs


  1. What is CHAOSS
  2. Why OSPOs Matter to CHAOSS
  3. Current Efforts in CHAOSS
  4. Closing Remarks

About the speaker

Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to research corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of work found in these engagements. His lines of research have been funded by numerous organizations including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Mozilla. Matt is the co-founder of the Linux Foundation Community Health Analytics OSS Project (CHAOSS). He has had work accepted at ISR, MISQ, JAIS, JIT, ISJ, I&O, CSCW, OpenSym, Group, HICSS, IEEE Computer, and ACM Interactions. Matt is an active open source community member, having presented design and development work at LinuxCon, the Open Source Summit NA, the Linux Foundation Open Compliance Summit, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, and the Open Source Leadership Summit.