‘Agile Legal’ in the Age of Open Source

September 15, 2016 Cyrus Wadia

Pivotal has been on the front line of a colossal shift in the enterprise to open source.

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Me speaking at All Things Open 2015, here are the slides.

Looking back, the answer to our legal approach was simple. I found it in our namesake, Pivotal Labs, and the bedrock of our Agile approach.

Define, Build, and Adapt

DEFINE | Settling on the Right Governance Model

But introduce open source and the principle of sharing source code, and most traditional IP bets are off.

BUILD | A Lean Framework for Consumption and Contribution

We started small. If I were a piece of code, how would I get out of Pivotal and into open source?

ADAPT | Learn and Adjust to Change

The Verdict

I disagree that it’s an either/or proposition. Done strategically, conventional IP protection belongs in an open source world.

About the Author

Cyrus Wadia

Cyrus Wadia is the Associate General Counsel for Pivotal Software, Inc.

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