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Tuesday, May 20


Tutorial: Developing Open Source Leadership - Guy Martin, Samsung
In this training session, Guy Martin, Senior Open Source Strategist from Samsung's Open Source Group, will present information that new open source developers and managers need to know to jump-start their work in open source communities.

Specifically, the session will cover information and strategies for:
  • Understanding open source development models and how they differ
  • from proprietary/closed models
  • Finding the right open source communities for you to work with
  • Effectively communicating and collaborating with those communities
  • Getting your contributions/patches accepted 'upstream'
  • Basic community etiquette
  • Balancing the needs and desires of your company and the community
The content will be drawn from materials used in Martin's previous consulting experience at Red Hat and also training materials that are currently being used internally at Samsung to increase the number of open source contributors at the company. Participants will come away from this course with a solid understanding of these fundamental concepts and some hints on how to apply them in their own companies.


Guy Martin

Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung Open Source Group
Guy is the Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung.

Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm


A Streamlined Process to Open Source Proprietary Technology - Ibrahim Haddad, Samsung Research America
As corporate participation in open source grows, many companies are discovering the advantages of releasing formerly proprietary technologies as open source, growing a community of developers around it, and building a successful open ecosystem that allows and encourages innovation. Making the decision to open source or not is a lengthy process that involves various business, technical and legal stakeholders inside the company.

This talks introduces a basic process and checklist that may be followed when creating a new open source project from proprietary code, to ensure a successful release under an open source license. 

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Ibrahim Haddad

Executive Director, LF AI Foundation
Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is a technologist, strategist and an aspiring writer. His focus is on intersections between emerging technology, open source methodology and innovation. He is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation and the Executive Director of the LF AI Foundation... Read More →

Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Wednesday, May 21


IoT Cloud, AllSeen Alliance - Masanari Arai, Kii Corporation
Importance of Cloud for IoT and one of the important standardization activity for IoT and AllSeen Alliance will be discussed. Role of IoT cloud are many, such as Interoperate via Internet, securely opening API to developers, Big data and Analytics, device management etc.


Masanari Arai

Co-founder and CEO, Kii Corporation
Masanari Arai is the co-founder and CEO of Kii Corporation in Japan. Masanari has more than 20 years experience in the mobile software space in Silicon Valley. He joined Intellisync in 1995 as one of the original member of the company. He has couple of positions in Intellisync, VP... Read More →

Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am


Introducing the Asian Legal Network - Better Governance Through Networking - Shane Coughlan, OIN
This talk with explain the structure and activities of the Asian Legal Network (ALN), an initiative launched in Hong Kong on the 14th of March 2014, and designed to hold quarterly roundtables in China, Japan and Korea. This informal network for legal and business professionals helps share best practices and to network professionals in the field of Open Source with a particular focus on the CJK region. It is intended to complement activities such as the Linux Foundation member counsel meetings and the European Legal Network, a neutral, non-partisan, private network of legal professionals with over 300 participants across 28 countries and 4 continents. The goal of the ALN is to help inform and improve strategic engagement around Open Source.

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Shane Coughlan

OpenChain General Manager, Linux Foundation
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional... Read More →

Wednesday May 21, 2014 10:30am - 11:20am
Orchid 1 & 2
Thursday, May 22


Effect on Business Management by Utilization and Contribution of Open Source Software in Japanese IT Companies - Tetsuo Noda, Shimane University
To analyze how Open Source Software (OSS) affects business growth both through simple use and by deeper engagement as a stakeholder in OSS community, we conducted questionnaire survey to Japanese IT companies in 2012. Business environment around IT companies is always changing and it is conceivable that the OSS utilization and contribution also undergo the changes. So, we conducted questionnaire survey in 2013 in order to observe the progress and make comparison between years. In this paper, we capture the present situation of the utilization and contribution of OSS, and analyze how these indicators affect business growth. In 2013 survey, we make deeper analysis on the intangible effects by the utilization and contribution of OSS.

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Tetsuo Noda

Professor, Shimane University
Prof. Noda graduated from the graduate school of Hitotsubashi University. He is now studying and teaching the economic influence of the information technology, at Shimane University in Japan. He is presenting some study papers on the relation between open source development style... Read More →

Thursday May 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am


Mastering "Industrial Grade Linux" Challenges - Carsten Emde, OSADL
Industrial use cases of the Linux operating system and its real-time component Preempt-RT in particular face a unique technical challenge: While the strongholds of Linux-based systems, servers and smartphones, ship in high quantities with a relatively low variance of hardware and software features, the industrial area has to cope with a broad variety of hardware and software combinations each of which is shipped only in comparably low quantities.

The ability to handle a large variety of systems with an extremely high quality is one of the strengths of the Open Source development model, but it heavily depends on the feedback of the users which is difficult to obtain from an industrial environment. Alternatively, large-scale tests of similar systems can be carried out that certainly will expose common defects. But this is not sufficient as the past almost 10 years of exposure of the Linux kernel to the stress when running under real-time conditions have proven. To achieve "Industrial Grade Linux" quality it is necessary to expose the real-time Linux kernel to the most diverse set of hardware and software features. This exposure is necessary to guarantee the quality of the Linux Kernel for all involved parties, but none of the low-quantity Linux users can achieve that on their own.

The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) has started a collaborative effort years ago to put a broad variety of systems under test to fill the gap between the testing efforts of the high-quantity narrow use case and the low-quantity broad use case. The Preempt-RT developers have acknowledged the value of this effort, but they also are complaining about the shortcomings, which are mostly of non-technical nature.

All of this is a perfect reason to look at the achievements and the shortcomings and discuss possible solutions.


Carsten Emde

Carsten Emde has spent more than 25 years as a software developer, system integrator and software consultant for industrial computer systems. Among others, he is specialized on real time, video and image processing. Since founding of the Open Source Automation Development Lab (www.osadl.org... Read More →

Thursday May 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Orchid 1 & 2


Understanding Legal Risks - Open Innovation & Challenges - Catharina Maracke, Keio University
Recent developments on patents, especially in the US context, have again demonstrated the necessity to understand legal risks in open innovation processes. The proposed talk will give an overview about current challenges for collaborative projects in an international context and introduce the Defensive Patent License project as one potential way to build influence in the patent challenge via Open Innovation Communities. 

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Catharina Maracke

Associate Professor, Keio University
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include intellectual property law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general... Read More →

Thursday May 22, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm