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Open Source, Open Standards, Open Minds Proceedings

Open Source, Open Standards, Open Minds

Friday, April 15, 2016

9:00 am –3:00 pm

FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

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9:00am – 9:05am

Welcoming Remarks

Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
9:05am – 9:45am

Keynote

Topic
30 minutes followed by a 10-minute interactive Q&A session
  • McCoy Smith, Patent, Intellectual Property & Open Source Attorney, Intel
9:45am – 11:00am

Panel

Industry Impact
Manufacturers and service providers are already being impacted by the co-mingling of open source and standards. Panelists will describe how open source is already influencing the direction of their products, systems, and services.
3 panelists, 15 minutes each followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session

Panelists:

  • Wendy Dehmer, Attorney, Legal Standards Group, Intel
  • Jason Matusow, General Manager, International Standards, Microsoft
  • Steve Widergren, Principal Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Moderator:

  • Paul Zeineddin, Zeineddin PLLC
11:00am – 11:20am

Break

11:20am – 12:35pm

Panel

The Right Tool for the Job: Traditional Standards, Open Source, and Hybridization
Having heard how industry stakeholders are using traditional standards and open source, how does the broader standards development community satisfy industry requirements? For example, some standards developing organizations have already hybridized their work and are working effectively within both the traditional and open source environments. Panelists from these organizations will share their experiences with “hybridization” alongside perspectives from those who are working in a purely open source environment.
3 panelists, 15 minutes each followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session

Panelists:

Moderator:

  • Scott Peterson, Patent Attorney, Google
12:35pm – 1:35pm Networking Lunch
1:35pm – 2:50pm

Panel

IPR Policies and the Business of Standardization
How have organizations’ IPR policies and business models been impacted by hybridization? Some standards developing organizations have free or low-cost membership, and charge for the end-product standards. Others charge a significant fee for membership and make the end-product standard available for free.
3 panelists, 15 minutes each followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session

Panelists:

Moderator:

  • Andy Updegrove, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
2:50pm – 3:00pm

Conference Wrap-up / Closing Remarks

  • Jorge Contreras, Professor, American University
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