Industry Best Practices for Corporate Open Source Governance of Software Supply Chains

January 15, 2019; 1:00-2:30; Engineering 2 Room 506

December 06, 2018

By , Assistant Director 

Nikolay Harutyunyan

Almost all software products today incorporate open source software either directly or through software supply chains, but many companies are not properly governing their use of open source, incurring potential risks. Since 2016, Nikolay Harutyunyan has been researching industry best practices and processes around open source governance, focusing on software supply chains. He has interviewed 20+ experts from industry-leading companies to derive their best practices. He is part of a team currently implementing some of these best practices at three companies that serve as case studies for this research. His January 15 talk will cover the results of this study and will share some best practices.

Nikolay Harutyunyan, M.Sc., is a Ph.D. student at the Professorship for Open Source Software led by Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Nikolay's research focuses on open source governance and software supply chains. Before joining the research group of the Professorship for Open Source Software, he studied Economics, Management, and Information Systems in Canada, France,
Germany, Armenia, and in the US. His professional interests include open source governance, information systems, and user experience design.

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