September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Tuesday, September 28 • 11:25am - 11:50am
(VIRTUAL) MVG - Minimum Viable Governance for Your Organization’s Open Collaboration Needs - Ashley Wolf & Justin Colannino, GitHub

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MVG - minimum viable governance - is designed to solve a collaboration problem all OSPOs have. It’s easy for us to have a clean process for an open source project controlled by your own organization: you are in control. But when we need to collaborate with third parties - another company or even other individuals - things get messy. The process to set up these collaborations comes with many friction points that often slows down or even halts development. The back and forth is tedious and that’s before the lawyers get involved. Let’s make collaborating across organizations in the open easier. We’re proposing a lightweight, flexible framework called Minimal Viable Governance (MVG). MVG will soon be in beta and has default terms governing project decision making, neutral trademark ownership, code of conduct, and licensing so engineers can quickly get to work without as much back and forth. Please join us to discuss how MVG can help OSPOs solve for flexible, lightweight rules for collaboration.


Justin Colannino

Director, Developer Policy and Counsel, GitHub
Justin has a decade of experience representing clients at the intersection of free & open source software communities and for-profit enterprises. At GitHub, he works advocating for developers' ability to innovate, collaborate, and have equal opportunity. At Microsoft, he is part of... Read More →
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Ashley Wolf

Open Source Program Manager, GitHub
Ashley is a passionate advocate for open source. She is currently the Open Source Program Manager at GitHub. Prior to GitHub, she led the Yahoo (acquired by Verizon) open source program and worked in product management for a cybersecurity company. Ashley serves on steering committees... Read More →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 11:25am - 11:50am PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab