Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Use More Free and Open Source Software at Work

October 16 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
370 A Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Open Source
LEVEL: Intermediate

This workshop is a primer for developers who want to understand FOSS's legal underpinnings, how they differ from proprietary software and how to set up sensible infrastructure. Understanding how the legal tools work ensures that as developers we can help ourselves and our projects avoid the risks and maximize benefits associated with choosing and contributing to FOSS tools. You'll learn how copyrights, patents and defensive publications impact developers.