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Wednesday, October 21 • 20:10 - 20:40
License to chill: Staying license compliant with Snyk

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Developers prefer to use open source libraries because it enables them to develop faster while also reducing functional and operational risks. Popular ecosystems continue to show double-digit adoption rates, with npm leading the pack with 33% growth in 2019. More than 96% of applications include open source code and over 80% of a typical application's code is open source.

Before including an open source package as a dependency in their application, developers examine its functionality, popularity, and overall maintenance, but licensing is often ignored. That needs to change. Open source packages are free but do not come without a cost. Their licenses contain various stipulations and requirements, dictating how the code can be used and distributed. Not complying with these terms can end up with you and your organization facing litigation and suffering from reputation loss. Not convinced? The $100M lawsuit against Panasonic for violating a GPL 2.0 license is a good example.

In this session, you will learn about Snyk's own journey of managing and complying with the open source licenses for the software our development team uses—from a small startup with no particular compliance strategy to a leader in open source security and compliance, enabling other organizations to develop fast while staying secure AND compliant. 

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Stephanie Dominy

General Counsel, Snyk
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Ariel Ornstein

Director of Product, Ecosystems, Snyk
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Benji Weber

Director of Engineering, Snyk

Wednesday October 21, 2020 20:10 - 20:40 BST
Product Track