Open-Source Software: Risks and Rewards

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Friday, May 14, 2021
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Japan Standard Time
Thursday, May 13, 2021
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

For companies that develop software, whether for use on internal servers, as part of a cloud-based business model, or for shipping to end users, open-source software offers some compelling advantages, including low cost and wide availability. However, before committing to any open-source software solution (especially in a mission-critical role), a business needs to ask whether the benefits justify the risks.

Join us to learn about some of those risks—including the risks inherent in trusting business functions to public code and in mixing open-source software with company code—and about a process for avoiding the unintended and unwelcome consequences of an ill-considered commitment to a particular open-source software solution.

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