Producing software is no longer the preserve of traditional IT companies. Everyone, from Insurers to Automobile Manufacturers is creating software. Virtually all of them are using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to do it.

The benefits of FOSS are manifold (speed, cost saving, quality), but the associated risks mean that IT and Legal need to work together on a sensible risk mitigation and issue prevention strategy. Claus Peter Wiedemann – Head of FOSS Management and Application Security at Bearing Point – will take you through the risks associated with FOSS use and FOSS management practices for the Legal and IT departments, which can help to prevent costly license non-compliance and security vulnerability issues.

After watching this webinar you will know how to:

  • Accurately assess the risk vector your use of FOSS exposes you to
  • Take the appropriate steps, with colleagues from the Legal/IT departments, to mitigate that risk
  • Benefit from FOSS usage with the appropriate management measures in place

Who should watch this webinar:

  • Head of Dev Ops
  • Research & Development Teams
  • Software Architecture/Development
  • CISO
  • Head of Application Security
  • IT Analysts
  • General Counsel
  • Lawyers
  • Law firms with Tech specialization
  • Head of Risk/Compliance
  • General Management (Software Producers)

Claus-Peter Wiedemann
Head of FOSS Management and Application Security
Bearing Point

Andy Knapp
Director of Software Composition Analysis

Free and Open Source Software Management Practices