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Workshop on Standards for Free and Open-Source Software Governance to Take Place in Santa Clara, CA
Aims to build consensus on future FOSS process standards

Needham, MA- 10-29-2013-The Object Management Group (OMG®) will be hosting the "Standards for Free and Open-Source Software Governance" Workshop on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA. The objective of the workshop is to build consensus among Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) users, developers and academic research institutions on what a FOSS governance process standard should entail.

Running from 9am-12pm PST, the event is taking place at a time when the use of FOSS is rapidly expanding. Exchanges between organizations that contain issues with FOSS intellectual property rights must be standardized in order to automate processing and save resources. Phil Odence, VP of Corporate and Business Development at Black Duck Software, will introduce the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) - the de-facto standard from the Linux Foundation - which enables organizations to share software package metadata that facilitate FOSS license and other policy compliance.

Leigh Jin, Associate Professor of the Information Systems Department at San Francisco State University will outline how FOSS has been employed by the university in order to provide a cost effective and efficient alternative to commercial Learning Management Systems. Not only will this case study outline the technical aspects of FOSS's adoption, but it will also explore how the university's IT staff and administrators reacted to the software once implemented.

This complimentary event is open to the public as well as those attending the coinciding OMG Technical Meeting. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register online in advance. For more information, to view the agenda and to register, visit

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