Legal OSPOlogyLive North America 2023

OSPOlogyLive NA Chapter

Nov 6, 2023, 3:00 – 10:00 PM

Virtual Attendee

Virtual registration provides access to the panel sessions that will be streamed. Please note that roundtable discussions are exclusively available to those who select the in-person registration option


In-person Attendee

Virtual registration provides access to the panel sessions and roundtable discussions. All attendees will need to comply with all on-site health measures, in accordance with The Linux Foundation Code of Conduct.



If you are a speaker in one of the panels, you should have received a registration link in your email. If you would like to participate in one of the panels, please reach out to for further details.


About this event

The event will bring together legal experts and open source professionals within organizations (OSPOers) to set a common ground and secure space where both parties can engage in legal discussions around Al licenses and compliance and its implications in open source communities

Please note the following schedule is subject to change


[9:00 - 9:15] Registration

[9:15 - 9:30] Welcome

Presenter: Ana Jiménez Santamaría (TODO Group, Linux Foundation)

[9:30- 10:30] The Role of open source and Cloud Native in Generative AI

Panelists: Arun Gupta (Intel), Annie Talvasto (VSHN), Stephen Augustus (Cisco), José Rodriguez Roa (Cuemby) and Taylor Dolezal (CNCF)

The rapid advancement of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) has revolutionized various technology sectors, facilitating unprecedented levels of automation and data analysis. With these powerful systems becoming increasingly necessary to our technological landscape, it is important to examine their development and deployment. This panel explores the interdependent relationship between GenAI, cloud native, and open source ecosystems. Join us to hear about:

  • How open source fuels advancements in GenAI.
  • The significance of cloud native architectures in GenAI scalability and performance.
  • Ethical considerations of combining open source and GenAI technologies.
  • A closer look at real-world use cases in the enterprise.
  • Future trends and challenges with GenAI.

__5 mins break__

[10:35 - 11:30] Patent Troll Activity in Cloud Native and Risk Mitigation Strategies

Presenters: Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network) and Kevin Jakel (Unified Patents)

Join us to hear about:

  • Recent activity by non-practicing entities targeting cloud native open source.
  • Patent risk mitigation strategies that individual companies and we as a community can pursue.

__10 mins break__

[11:40 - 12:55] Best Practices for Building a Generative AI Compliance Program in your organization

Panelists: Joanna Lee (Linux Foundation), Van Lindberg (OSPOCo) and Shane Coughlan (OpenChain).

Join us to hear about:

  • Copyright, privacy, trade secret, and other risks and challenges associated with using Generative AI in software development
  • Building an internal compliance program for managing intellectual property and other legal risks associated with use of Generative AI within your company.
  • Best practices for using AI tools for open source development

__5 mins break__

[13:00 - 13:30]  Recent advancements in EU policies and their impact on open source software

Presenter: Mirko Boehm ( Linux Foundation Europe)

[13:30 - 14:15] Lunch

Roundtable Breakout Sessions - Unconference Style

[14:15 - 15:00] Roundtable (multiple parallel sessions)

[15:00 - 16:00] Coffee Social


  • Location: Marriot Marquis Chicago (2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616=
  • Room: Grand Ballroom E on level 4
  • Registration Hours: Starting on Monday, November 6, from 9:00 to 9:15 AM Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Directional signage is available onsite at the hotel to help you find your way to our registration desk


For those who have chosen virtual registration, you should have received an email on Saturday, November 4th, containing the link to join and engage in the panel sessions and presentations on Monday. If you have any issues, please email , and she will assist you with the link

* Please note that all times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Register for the KubeCon NA Event

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Chicago, Illinois from November 6-9, 2023. Join our CNCF Graduated and Incubating Projects as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. Don't forget to book a room.



  • Keith Bergelt

    Open Invention Network


  • Kevin Jakel

    Unified Patents

    Founder and CEO

  • Mirko Boehm

    Linux Foundation Europe

    Senior Director, Community Development

  • Ana Jiménez Santamaría

    TODO Group, Linux Foundation

    Project Manager - Open Source Office


  • Joanna Lee

    Linux Foundation

    VP of Strategic Programs & Legal

  • Van Lindberg



  • Taylor Dolezal


    Head of Ecosystem

  • Stephen Augustus


    Head of Open Source

  • Arun Gupta


    Open Ecosystem GM

  • Jose Rodriguez


    Chief Revenue Officer

  • Shane Coughlan


    General Manager

  • Annie Talvasto





Monday, November 6, 2023
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC

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