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Friday, September 20 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Room 5 - Senior Counsel: Product, Intellectual Property, and Privacy - John Gould, Cloudera Inc.

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Developing an open source business model requires tight coordination between both the business owners and legal. Clear goals need to be defined, at least one of which should be “what is our path to revenue.” The selected open source license(s) for the products should align with these goals, and business, market, and community expectations need to be managed.

This session will discuss some challenges and considerations for developing an entirely open source business model from scratch. We will discuss managing business misunderstandings and expectations, license selection criteria, community perception, and tensions between different legal documents, such as between an open source license and service agreement.


John Gould

Senior Corporate Counsel: Product, Privacy, and Intellectual Property, Cloudera Inc.
John currently works for Cloudera where he manages legal matters related to products, privacy, and intellectual property. John joined Cloudera after their acquisition of Hortonworks in 2019, where he held a similar role. At Cloudera, John continues to develop and implement open source... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Breakout Room 5