How Kodiak Robotics Automates Open Source Management

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Jordan Coleman, General Counsel (Kodiak) | Dhruv Patel, Software Engineer (Kodiak)

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Kodiak Robotics is a leader in the autonomous vehicle space, offering a variety of solutions to enable self-driving trucking and ground autonomy solutions for national defense. As you might expect from a company that delivers game-changing new technologies, Kodiak prides itself on efficient and effective product and software development. That includes using a large volume of open source software — and doing so responsibly, with risk management processes and tools that don’t slow innovation. Join Kodiak’s General Counsel, Jordan Coleman, and Software Engineer, Dhruv Patel, to uncover the key ingredients of Kodiak’s open source management program, including how the company: -Effectively harnesses the power of open source software across its software stack -Moved from a manual system of managing open source license compliance to an automated one, significantly reducing the burden on legal and engineering teams -Enables engineering to use new open source libraries without waiting for explicit permission from legal — but still with legal’s blessing -Maintains the software transparency required to do business with government customers

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