Open source benefits can actually be very difficult to realize, even for heavy users of open source. Many enterprise companies are finding that their open source vendors feel similar to old fashioned "licensed" software providers. Licensing of open source projects often determines what you pay open source vendors downstream and whether you become "locked-in" or not. Having a simple strategy related to open source is key.
During this webinar, we will cover:
- The major types of open source licenses and their pros and cons
- Other important factors in evaluating an open source offering such as governance and ecosystem
- How to create a good open source strategy
Ben Slater (Instaclustr)
As Chief Product Officer, Ben is charged with steering Instaclustr’s development roadmap and overseeing the product engineering, production support, open source, and consulting teams. Ben has over 20 years of experience in systems development, including previously being lead architect for the product that is now Oracle Policy Automation, and over 10 years as a solution architect and project manager for Accenture. He has extensive experience in managing development teams and implementing quality controlled engineering practices