OSS License Compliance: Bridging the Legal-Engineering Divide

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Niels Doucet, Software Engineer, Collibra | Begoña Sánchez de León, Senior Legal Counsel, Nexthink | Kevin Wang, CEO, FOSSA

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It takes both legal and engineering teams to make open source license compliance work efficiently and effectively. But it can be hard to balance these teams’ seemingly competing priorities: engineering’s need for development velocity with legal’s mandate to manage IP risk. For example, how can organizations ship new features at a pace that helps them compete — while ensuring they don’t inadvertently distribute code under a license that risks exposing sensitive IP? There’s no single straightforward solution, but the right mix of processes and tools can help. We’d invite you to join our March 6th panel webinar — featuring compliance-focused legal and engineering leaders from Collibra and Nexthink — to learn strategies that can improve collaboration at your organization. We’ll discuss: -The importance of involving engineering in compliance tooling evaluations and decisions -Which teams should own which parts of the compliance process -The role of automation in making compliance workable for engineers -How legal can make compliance policies accessible to engineering
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