September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Tuesday, September 28 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
(VIRTUAL) Growing Open Source Culture Inside Sony - 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 grow open source culture within Sony.
Our challenges have been building the open-source program, growing the open-source culture within Sony, and learning how to collaborate with OSS communities.​

After we started using Linux in our products in the early 2000s, we built Sony’s open-source program from the point of view of technology and OSS licenses and Sony’s relationship with OSS communities.​
Our OSS license committee consists of business unit representatives, including R&D, the legal department, and the IP department.
This committee promotes open-source culture by sharing policy and guidelines, hosting internal events, and training.​
We contribute to growing communities in the embedded systems area.
Since our early days, through our community liaison staff (who are members of the Linux development community), we communicated with the community, made contributions to the kernel and other projects, and helped establish the Embedded Linux Conference, and worked with others to enhance this community.​ ​

In this session, we will explain these three challenges and how Sony has worked to foster a culture of acceptance, involvement, and education of Open Source within Sony through our OSPO.​

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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 →
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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 →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab