More and more companies turn to Linux and other open source software for great functionality and competitive advantage in product development. When they do so, companies must also face their responsibility to comply with open source license obligations. For those that need help with organizing and staffing a compliance function, we’ve recorded a webinar titled “Six Tips for Getting Started with Open Source Compliance.”
About Philip Koltun
Phil Koltun was responsible for the Linux Foundation’s open compliance program, providing corporate training and consulting services and promoting tools and data standardization projects to help organizations effectively meet their open source license obligations. Dr. Koltun has defined and implemented comprehensive open source compliance programs for Motorola and NAVTEQ, including policies and procedures, training, OSRB function, 3rd party supplier compliance, and compliance tool introduction. Earlier in his career, he managed a software productivity and quality center at Harris Corporation; led an engineering team performing R&D contracts for the U.S. government in expert systems, natural language processing, computer security, and database technology; facilitated SEI, ISO, and Baldrige-style self-assessments; managed a broad range of software supplier relationships, and consulted on business process reengineering and process improvement efforts. He has also been a computer science faculty member at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois-Springfield. Phil holds degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he earned a Ph.D in Computer Science focusing on software methodology.
About Linux Foundation Open Compliance Training
The Linux Foundation offers hands-on training from compliance experts for individuals and companies responsible for achieving compliance with open source licenses and establishing an open source compliance program, as well as for those who simply want to learn more about compliance. Options available include live onsite training in addition to instructor-led live remote training. A certificate is provided to all who complete the training.