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Upcoming talk on industry best practices for corporate open source governance of software supply chains at UC Santa Cruz


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, I have been researching industry best practices and processes around open source governance, focusing on software supply chains. I have interviewed 20+ experts from industry-leading companies to derive their best practices. We are currently implementing some of these best practices at three companies that serve as case studies for our research. In this talk I will cover the results of our study and share some best practices with you.


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. You can reach Nikolay at nikolay.harutyunyan@fau.de and check out his profile at http://osr.cs.fau.de/people/members/harutyunyan.

Date and Location

  • Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (California)
  • Building Engineering 2, room 506
  • Talk starts at 1pm, 90min



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