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Wednesday, November 9 • 10:40am - 11:10am
Does Your OSPO Help or Hinder Contributions? - Dawn Foster, VMware

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Your OSPO is at the center of gravity for your organization’s open source efforts, and your policies can help your employees contribute to open source projects or hinder them in ways that you might not expect. Do employees think of your OSPO as the “Office of No”, or do they see you as a strategic partner? This talk will focus on ways to structure your policies to foster strategic alignment between individual employee contributors, your company, and open source communities to help all of us become more successful and productive by working together. The talk contains several major sections. 1) Taking a strategic approach to partnering across your organization. 2) Crafting OSPO policies to contribute to open source projects in ways that will benefit your company, your employees, and the open source community. 3) Tips for being a good corporate citizen as you contribute to open source communities. The audience will walk away with practical tips about ways to use your OSPO to improve the open source experience for your employees.

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Dawn Foster

Director Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is an OpenUK board member, Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, and co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise... Read More →

Wednesday November 9, 2022 10:40am - 11:10am PST
Grand Sierra Ballroom D