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Tuesday, December 14 • 11:15 - 12:05
Open Source Program Office As an Engineering Role - Kazumi Sato & Hiroyuki Fukuchi, Sony Group Corporation

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This session shares our challenges and efforts as an Open Source Program Office(OSPO) to support software development using OSS. Since we started using Linux in our consumer products in the early 2000s, we have encountered challenges, such as creating embedded Linux technology and growing an internal community for sustainable development as well as complying with OSS licenses. One of our OSPO goals is to support software development for achieving business objectives through using OSS. It is essential to understand software engineering from software architecture design to product development to tools as well as OSS license compliance and OSS communities. At the phase of architecture design, OSPO advises selecting software components among proprietary software, third party software and OSS. At the phase of license compliance, OSPO provides advice not only on OSS licenses, but also on analysis of software structure and alternative options to comply with OSS licenses. Our OSPO includes Distinguished Engineer (DE) and community liaison staff, and cooperates with legal and intellectual property staff. Sony’s DE program is to formulate and drive technological strategies. In this session, we will share our challenges and explain the importance of the engineering role of OSPO.

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Kazumi Sato

Distinguished Engineer, Sony Group Corporation
Kazumi SATO is a Distinguished Engineer in Sony. He is working on Linux-based system software for various Sony products. He is also working on OSS compliance and relationship with communities in Sony. Since 2002, when Sony started to use Linux, he leads system software development... Read More →
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Hiroyuki Fukuchi

Senior Alliance Manager, Sony Group Corporation
Hiro Fukuchi is Senior Alliance Manager in Sony. He is working on OSS compliance and relationship with OSS communities. He is the leader of the planning subgroup of the OpenChain Japan workgroup. He is a speaker at Open Source Summit Europe 2019, regarding building a reginal community... Read More →

Tuesday December 14, 2021 11:15 - 12:05 JST
OSPOCon Theater