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Friday, September 20 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Room 1 - Licensing: One Size Does Not Fit All - Gian Merlino, Imply

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Over the last few years, software licensing has begun making headlines again as open core companies from Mongo to Elastic and Confluent have launched new licenses, and the open-source community at large has started to pay more attention to how exactly these documents work. The venerable Apache, GPL, BSD, and MIT licenses now have an entire spectrum of flavors and competitors. License choices are critically important, impacting adoption and positioning in the marketplace. 
These days, how should we think about the available options and how they fit into an open-core business model? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. In this talk, Gian Merlino, committer on Apache Druid and CTO of Imply Data, will offer a framework for making these licensing decisions.


Gian Merlino

Co-Founder & CTO, Imply
Gian Merlino is a co-founder and CTO of Imply. Gian is also one of the main committers of Druid. Previously, Gian led the data ingestion team at Metamarkets and held senior engineering positions at Yahoo. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Caltech.

Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Breakout Room 1