As some of you may know, a portion of my current job at Twitter is defining our open source strategy and compliance efforts. While at Twitter we’re fortunate that compliance is less burdensome than at some other traditional companies who have many distribution points (e.g., devices), nevertheless it’s still important to respect licenses and the software authors intention. We mostly run on open source software and are cognizant of the benefit we receive from a variety of open source communities and what it means to give back. We also don’t mind sharing what we develop, on top of preferring liberal licenses as that helps with adoption (and also makes compliance less complicated) in my opinion.
At the end of the day, it was a great event bringing together participants from different companies to discuss open source compliance issues and best practices. Thanks again to the Linux Foundation for hosting the event.