Software applications are increasingly being developed and deployed in the cloud, and use of open source software is more prevalent than ever. It is critical for technology managers to be aware that there are open source license obligations that are unique to cloud based products. For instance the Affero version of GPL (AGPL) license extends the GPLv3 rules to applications that are not distributed (i.e. cloud-based applications). This presentation will highlight how license compliance differs and what license compatibility issues arise when developing for the cloud compared to developing products for distribution.
This presentation will equip technology managers with the knowledge to manage open source software used in for cloud based applications. This knowledge will help increase development velocity and reduce costs, while ensuring open source compliance throughout the industry.