Growing An Open Source Culture Inside Sony

TODO Group | OSPOlogy

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 8:00 – 9:00 AM UTC



About this event

After Sony started using Linux in products in the early 2000s, Sony built its Open Source Program from the point of view of OSS licenses and the company’s relationship with these OSS communities.​ The OSS license committee at Sony consists of business unit representatives, including R&D, the legal department, and the IP department which promotes open source culture by sharing policy and guidelines, hosting internal events, and training, where Sony contributes to growing communities in the embedded systems area.

Since its early days, through Sony's community liaison staff (who are members of the Linux development community), Sony has communicated with the community, made contributions to the kernel and other projects, and helped establish the Embedded Linux Conference, and worked with others to enhance this community.​ ​

This session will explain the challenges faced and how Sony has worked to foster a culture of acceptance, involvement, and education of Open Source through Sony's OSPO.


  • Chris Aniszczyk

    Linux Foundation


  • Amye Scavarda Perrin


  • Ihor Dvoretskyi


  • Ana Jimenez

    TODO Group Program Manager

  • Stephen Jacobs

    Collaborator | TODO Steering Committee Member

  • Shilla Saebi

    Collaborator | TODO Steering Committee Member

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