Designation: Counsel, Open source, HP Enterprise
Topic: IoT Considerations – Decisive Open Source Policy
Track: Open Source in IoT
Time: 03:45 – 04:15 PM
Date: 14th October 2017
Aahit Gaba is a Counsel for Open source, Software defined & Cloud Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He has diverse experience in a multitude of areas including handling open Source Licensing issues, drafting Open source governance policies, providing open source legal remediation and conducting open source due diligence in Mergers & Acquisition. He has consulted with various software development organizations over the past five years. Besides, He has credited as a main contributor in the book – “Open Source for Business – A Practical Guide to Open Source Licensing” by Heather Meeker and has spoken at various international & national conferences, like at Black Duck Software Legal Conference, FOSSASIA & Open Source India.
Open source software can empower developers, increase innovation and improve competitiveness, and its popularity is growing tremendously. Open source now represents an average of 42% of the code deployed by IT and technology innovators are using 75%-85% of open source code, which can yield cost savings and free-up development resources to improve competitive differentiation. And as open source becomes more common, the need for governance increases dramatically. Without proper controls and processes to ensure compliance and reduce exposure, organizations will be at risk from technical and operational, regulatory, security, legal and brand factors. It is more important than ever to ensure developers use approved and supported code. A decisive open source policy is the sole solution here.