Software Process Improvement Network

 (C-SPIN) Meeting

AT&T Center Campus  

AT&T Institute 2501 W. Eagle Way

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


          Wednesday, January 19, 2011

6:00 - 7:00 PM – Atrium:  Registration & Networking (Bring your own refreshments!)

6:20 - 6:40 PM – Birds-of-a-Feather: Discussion on a topic related to program.     

7:00 - 8:30 PM – Auditorium: Presentation

8:30 - 9:00 PM – Auditorium: additional Q&A and discussion



FREE and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Using FOSS Takes Software Process Discipline


Presenter:  Phil Koltun of the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program





Increasingly, companies use free and open source software (FOSS) in the products they develop. FOSS has often  license obligations.  Constructing an effective FOSS compliance program relies on software process fundamentals - configuration management, supplier management, tool evaluation and adoption, software architecture, review, verification, and audit.

The presentation will discuss the basics of defining and implementing a compliance program as well as highlighting resources available from The Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program,


About the Presenter

Phil Koltun is the director of the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program, which provides corporate training and consulting services and tools and data standardization projects to help organizations meet their open source license obligations.  Phil has defined and implemented programs for Motorola and NAVTEQ, including policies and procedures, training, OSRB function, 3rd party supplier compliance, and compliance tool introduction.

Earlier in his career, Phil managed software productivity and quality at Harris Corporation; led engineering performing R&D contracts for the U.S. government; facilitated SEI, ISO, and Baldrige-style self-assessments; managed a broad range of software supplier relationships, and consulted on business process reengineering and process improvement efforts. Previously a computer science faculty member at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois-Springfield, Phil holds degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he earned a PhD in Computer Science focusing on software methodology.


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About C-SPIN

               C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations, and individuals are invited. For information about C-SPIN and its board, contact Tony Kvitek at

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