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Although awareness of FOSS, licenses, and the surrounding issues has increased, a little knowledge does not necessarily go a long way. Often there may be one FOSS ""champion"" in an organization who has a fair to high level of understanding, but without consistent knowledge of FOSS by all relevant parties within an organization, a FOSS policy cannot be effective. And yet the need for some kind of FOSS governance framework has increased for reasons beyond the issue of license compliance (and avoiding litigation).
This presentation will cover some of the common knowledge gaps, misunderstandings, and persisting FUD around FOSS and licenses, as well as the various reasons for having a FOSS policy, key components, and best practices. This presentation is geared towards the champion and newbie alike who is grappling with the need (if at all) for governing FOSS and where to begin.