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Security and Liability in Open Source

On top of solidifying complex OSS commercial licensing agreements early, one challenge for founders scaling an OSS company is that traditional enterprise SLAs do not seem to apply. The result is often a tangled web of multi-layered custom contracts, brittle or orphaned tracking systems, and professional service stop gaps. How can early stage founders avoid taking on more liability than they can handle?


Brian Behlendorf
Brian BehlendorfGM, The Open Source Security Foundation, The Linux Foundation