"Our local enterprises are all very strong, not only making significant contributions but also releasing many open-source projects. However, there is still room for improvement in terms of cooperation between enterprises in the field of open source," said Keith Chan, CNCF China Director during a live event. The logic of collaboration and competition in the digital world is completely different from that of our past industrial age. For large software engineering or production projects with longer supply chains, their engineering costs, maintenance costs, and innovation progress cannot be completed independently by any commercial company alone; instead they require more enterprise collaboration to build together. This means that information technology-related companies need to learn how to cooperate. In many cases there may be business competition but infrastructure cooperation is necessary which undoubtedly places higher demands on enterprises. Leveraging the momentum of GOTC 2023, we would like to invite OSPO professionals from local enterprises to discuss this huge challenge together aiming at an important step forward for local open source promotion.
We will focus on the following topics:
What role does OSPO play in enterprise cooperation on open-source projects?
How should OSPOs interact with each other?
How should interests be calculated?
How can OSPO convince decision-makers and business departments internally?
What are the requirements and expectations of enterprises for neutral organizations and institutions?
The goal of the LF APAC China Open Source Evangelist Team is to promote the development of the open source community in China. We look forward to working together with evangelists to drive more activities and support for the open source community in China! The LF APAC Open Source Evangelist OSPO SIG is an OSPO group under the LFAPAC evangelist team, mainly promoting OSPO (Open Source Program Office) and making more individuals and enterprises aware of open source and OSPO. We will share our past work and plans for this year, and we look forward to everyone's participation.
Zhiqiang Yu | Co-Chair of LFAPAC OSPO SIG
Jiansheng Li | Chair of LFAPAC Open Source Evangelist Team
The Red Hat Open Source Project Office (OSPO) is an internal team at Red Hat dedicated to promoting and advancing open source software and communities. The OSPO is responsible for guiding Red Hat's contributions to open source projects, coordinating with other open source organizations, and supporting the use of open source software by the wider community of users and partners, including how to contribute code, documentation, and other resources upstream as well as providing feedback and guidance for these projects. In addition, it provides resources and support for external organizations and communities, including consulting services, legal and licensing guidance, tools and resources for managing and contributing to open source projects, etc.
OSPO plays a key role in Red Hat's commitment to open source software and supporting its community, helping to ensure that open source continues to thrive and innovate. This topic will delve into the history, operation, organization, functions, practices of Red Hat's OSPO.
Jiaju Zhang | Chief Architect of Red Hat Greater China
1. How can OSPO gain the trust of developers?
2. What positive roles can OSPO play in building open source communities or technology ecosystems for commercial companies?
3. What role does OSPO play in open source productization and community building? This is a challenging question that we need to face directly. Many teams think that OSPO is an office and are unwilling to join the open source working group, but as a center of expertise, it can provide many benefits. Some people also see us as money or channels.
4. How can OSPO become the "center of expertise" linking ecosystems and projects?
Round table host ：Zhiqiang Yu | Co-Chair of LFAPAC OSPO SIG
Jie Liu | Huawei Open Source Evangilist
Liya Yuan | Standard and Open Source Senior Engineer of ZTE
Sikaung Bian | Open Source Business Director of Ant Group Head of OSPO
Guangming Luo | Head of CloudWeGo Community
LFAPAC Open Source Evangelist Translation SIG
The LFAPAC Open Source Evangelist Translation SIG, established on June 1st, 2022, hereby introduces the achievements of the translation team over the past year to the public and calls on interested friends to join the ranks of translators and contribute to open source development.
Wenxuan Long | Deputy General Manager
Risk analysis of "out of supply" of open source software
With the changes in the international situation, there is a so-called "out of supply" risk in many fields. In the open source field, there are also many concerns about this, but many people believe that open source software does not have a "out of supply" risk. This controversy has also affected the attitudes of various organizations and enterprises towards the application and contribution of open source software. This speech attempts to analyze and discuss whether open source software has a "out of supply" risk and what aspects need to be seriously considered and addressed.
Xiang Li | Director of Open Source and Standards of ZTE Cloud Infrastructure
Looking at enterprise open source compliance from the first successful domestic GPL defense case.
In the case of FutureSoft v. YQTSOFT and Liu, which involves infringement of computer software copyright, the court denied the protectability of the plaintiff's entire software on the grounds that only a small part of it unintentionally used GPL software. This is the first time that a domestic court has rejected almost all of the plaintiff's claims based on a defendant's GPL defense. The "no compliance, no protection" standard established in this case imposes higher compliance requirements on high-tech companies in terms of following open source licenses and protecting software copyrights. At the same time, this case boldly recognizes and supports the effectiveness of open source licenses, providing new ideas for computer software rights protection and defense. As someone involved in handling this case, I plan to share key points and difficulties related to enterprise open source compliance and governance from a lawyer's perspective, helping enterprises use open source technology safely while promoting their own open source strategies.
Ye Tao | Lawyer of GRANDALL LEGAL GROUP
OpenChain General Manager, The Linux Foundation
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include building the largest open source governance community in the world through the OpenChain Project, spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history and establishing the first global network for open source legal experts. He is a founder of both the first law journal and the first law book dedicated to open source. He currently leads the OpenChain Project and is a General Assembly Member of OpenForum Europe.
Shane Coughlan | OpenChain General Manager The Linux Foundation